S: Mother's Day and Father's Day 2012
BC: Mother's Day & Father's Day 2012
FC: With Love, from Deb
2: You taught me to be a blessing
3: IT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE, BUT WHO WE HAVE IN OUR LIFE THAT COUNTS. - J. M. Laurence
4: You've been in my heart though I've been far away in places like San Francisco, Tokyo, Milwaukee, Mexico City, Hagerstown, Gettysburg, Yonkers, Springfield and, Phoenix.
5: You taught me to trust, to take risks, to try new things. This has made me the adventurer and wanderer that I am!
7: You showed me how to be a parent, teaching me the value of "do your best", "be kind, "learn all you can" | Parent
9: You gave me four sisters! What more could I want? We are five friends-for-life, five partners in sisterly crimes, five versions of a great mixture of you both.
10: By walking with me through so many challenges, you helped open up unimaginable paths for me. I have turned hundreds of corners and amazing views have opened in front of me thanks to your encouragement.
13: Watching the two of you, I have seen what true love looks like. It's a teasing, joyful, forgiving, generous, enduring thing that takes work and gives many gifts along the way.
14: gratitude | Thank you for every moment you gave me, in every stage of my life. How many softballs pitched? How many free throws? How many saxophone reeds and sneakers purchased? How many long distance phone calls with "how to" questions about my cars and my kids? This gift of presence is the best gift of all! | ____________________________________________________________
17: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. --Cathy Allen
18: Dear Dad and Mom, You have taught us all so much, given so much of yourselves to us. I am so grateful for what I've learned from listening to your advice (or not), paying attention (most of the time) and trying to live in ways that would make you proud. Thanks for all you do! | CHERISH | ____________________________________________________________