Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The strongest hands I know

These hands literally saved my life.  These hands made me into the person/monkey I am today.  When I was stubborn or whined or goofed off, these hands made sure I understood exactly how difficult adulthood would be and how the foundations for surviving adulthood were built in youth.  She didn't make excuses for bad behavior.  She didn't soft petal the challenges I would face.  She rolled up her sleeves, dove in, and did the really hard work of being a good parent.  I'll always be grateful.

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