November 4, 2013 ~ Today I am thankful for the lessons my parents have taught me.
Welcome to day 4 of my 30 Days of Thanksgiving series! Today was a little bit of a challenge for me...it was two months ago today that my Dad passed away, and I was over at his house doing what has become an almost daily routine, going through everything, sorting, throwing away, saving...all of the things that need to be done to sell my childhood home. It seems to take such a long time, because I find things and start recollecting my past...all happy memories, but sad because the two people who loved me even before I was born are now both gone. It amazes me that they saved so many letters from all of their kids, so many birthday cards, newspaper clippings of our achievements, drawings and crafts we'd made over the years, sweet and touching letters they'd written to each other over 50 years ago. I've purposely avoided digging into those types of things until today, but in doing so, it just instilled in me what I've known along...that I was so blessed to have them for my parents. So today I am so very thankful not only for them, but for the lessons they taught me, and for the lessons about kindness and decency that they continue to teach me through their memories.
11.4.13 PRIZE: Enough of my sadness, here's today's prize! Now my Dad would say "What would you need all of those for, they all look the same to me!" He didn't understand my makeup obsession, but he knew it made me happy. One lucky follower will receive one Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip set. Please read the rules below for entry and exclusions.
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