Wednesday, January 18, 2012

shout out

I started [my last semester of grad school] classes yesterday so the next few days are bound to be hectic as I transition back into student mode. Jon started a week or two ago so he's well into the swing of things.

However, I wanted to take a second and make a few shout outs, namely:

Happy birthday to the best mom a girl could ever ask for!
You and Dad have done an incredible job raising me. You gave me everything I ever asked for (within reason) but still taught me the value of being independent and providing for myself. I have so many great memories from growing up. I don't know how you tolerated my clinginess and separation anxiety for as many years as you did, but I'm very glad you didn't kill me. My only hope is that eventually I will be the kind of mom you are. I love you!

And also happy birthday to the best father-in-law a girl could ever ask for!
You and MIL have done an incredible job raising Jon to be exactly the man I need him to be. It's almost like you knew what a basket case he'd marry from a young age so you gave him the genetic code/tools he'd need to deal with his now-wife! I am so grateful that I don't have any my-in-laws-are-crazy stories like so many others do. You make it easy being a part of the family!

And yes, Jon's dad and my mom were born on the same exact date, down to the year. They were even born around the same time--just an ocean apart.Crazy!

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