Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday

Things you've learned from your parents or grandparents. 
Go for what you want! This is one of the many things I've learned from my mother.  She's been my cheerleader from day one. On days that I was tired, disgruntled, had no motivation she kept pushing me. She instilled in me the strength, determination and drive to always go for what you want the most. To keep trying and to never give up. 

(gramps in his hayday)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. My grandpa was probably one the nicest people you could ever meet. He grew up in the depression and lived a hard life. He understood that everyone was and could be going through challenging situations. He treated everyone with kindness, respect and dignity. In February of 2006 he passed away and it still feels like yesterday. He taught me a lot without me realizing it. 

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Your gramps is so cute! He just looks like such a nice guy.

Samuel said...

Love the old time photos in the army uniforms!!

I have so many of my grandpa and his twin.

God bless all servicemen of the past and present. xox

JLC

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

LOVE THIS! Grandparents and parents have such great advice.

Steph said...

I love that you and your mom are so close. I bet she's super proud of you.

(Florida) Girl said...

We all need a good cheerleader. And what sage advice from your grandpa.

Deidre said...

That is amazing advice!

SS said...

What a great lesson to take away from your Grandpa.

And awesome Mom's rock our worlds so happy you have one too! :-)

Lady Estrogen said...

Grandpas are so special - what a great photo ;)

samnhal said...

That's such a lovely picture of your grandfather. And what a valuable lesson he taught you! It's totally true.

Claire Kiefer said...

My grandfather passed away in 2006 too. My mom's dad passed away when I was little, so I don't have any grandpas now, and I miss them. But it's good to remember the wisdom they left us with.