Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday's Treasure

Meet my parents: Gary & Meloney Gabert...

These two people have (obviously) had the strongest influence on who I am today. Words can not express my gratitude, my admiration, my trust, or my love for my parents!!

Here are just a few reasons why they are my Tuesday Treasure:

My mom had me at the tender age of 15. Yep 15! When the world around her suggested she terminate my life so she could fully live hers she said NO! She went against her parents, her school, her friends - all she ever knew. Not only did she do that but she finished school with a 4.0, served in the army and completed college (also with a 4.0).

My dad, oh my dad! He came into my life when I was 2 but it wasn't until I was 7 and we moved to FL as a family that he became my dad! It was official. He loved me like his own. I bucked a bit (smile) in my younger days but as I got older and saw he never budged. No matter what I said or what I did. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE!!

My parents have supported and embraced all of my choices and decisions: like when I married the love of my life at 19, and 10 years later when we adopted not one but two children Internationally, and then again domestically, moving to PSL, I even convinced them to move too.

They have been my backbone and strength through the most difficult of times (struggles in school, non existent relationship with my bio dad, our infertility)...the list goes on and on!

All of these examples are worthy of an individual post...in due time.

My parents are a true Treasure. I am blessed beyond measure and SO thankful for them, for who they are and for who they helped me become.



Anonymous said...

I love your Mom too! And I am sure your dad is just wonderful!

Stephanie said...

You said it all. Your very lucky to have them close to you. hugs

mom2four said...

What a sweet post. This made me cry.