I guess I never realized how much our parents did for me and my siblings until I left home, and I can still remember the first year out on my own! It was like getting hit by a tornado of responsibility! But I think my parents did a great job at training me.
But for whatever reason, I was still shocked by how many things I had to keep track of and how many bills I had to pay.
I have realized though, that the sacrifices of a parent are really unmatchable. My father is amazing! Even though I haven’t lived in his house for years, he’s still always consistently there to help me if I need it. The furnace in our house is not doing great and I’ve observed that it has shut off more often than it should. Plus it’s having trouble keeping the house at the set temperature. I know my dad can fix just about anything on a furnace because I can remember going to many different houses throughout the years so that my dad could fix their furnaces for them. My uncle was told by a Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman that he needed to buy a new furnace, however he did not have money for it at the time. My dad decided to try to fix it, and then in just a little while he had the furnace running again! And ten years later, it’s still running great! I think that tomorrow I might just give my dad a call because I feel he will be able to fix our furnace for us. I’m thankful that I have been so blessed with such lovely, supportive parents!