This is a group writing project put together by "Et tu?". The request was to write about three things my parents did right. While, the project is over, and I missed the deadline, because I just saw it, I thought the question was worthy. So, here goes.
I saw this on another blog, and I wish that I could just copy Michelle's post and put it here, but in the interest of saying something different and not plagiarising, I'll come up with my own.
1. Family is there for you, no matter what. The only thing more important than family, is God. Family is the most important thing on earth. My mother raised us and my father married her and stayed married to her. When we were in trouble, we still knew they loved us. Even cousins I have never met are important to me because of this training.
2. My father taught me to love learning. Ever since I can remember, he always challenged us to learn. He was always learning. He encouraged us to read and we did and do (just ask my mom, we drove her nuts, I'm sure!). He would lay in bed with me at night and ask me my times tables. It was so much fun. He constantly quizzed me on everything in a way that made me want to learn more.
3. To love my country. They taught me that if I worked hard, I could be whatever I wanted to be. If I worked hard, I could accomplish whatever I wanted. At the same time, they taught me the responsibility of having so much freedom. They taught me why we have freedom and what was sacrificed to get it. They taught me respect for the men and women in uniform. They taught me to stand when the flag goes by. Then, they drove me all over this great country to see the things they taught me.