Friday, February 12, 2016

12 Things I Learned from My Parents

Today's topic for #LoveBlog is role models. At first, I wasn't sure which direction to take this post because my husband and I have had to forge our own path for the most part. I don't know many couples that have been through the same things as us. Then, it hit me. I do have role models I look up to and they come from my childhood.

I'm a firm believer that childhood affects adulthood in some manner for everyone. For some, their childhood is what sets them on the path that they follow. For others, childhood is what makes them decide to create their own path in life. One thing I do know is that parents and authority figures are often our first "role models" before we even know it. I'm going to share a few things today of what I learned about family from my mom and dad.

1. Love is unconditional.

2. You will argue with the ones you love. It's how you come out of the arguments that matters.

3. Communication is important.

4. Love is special and should be treated as such.

5. Family comes first. (I can't tell you how many times I heard this growing up.)

6. Parents are always there for their children.

7. It's important to spend some time just the two of you before you add kids into the mix.

8. Marriages can survive a lot of things.

9. Loyalty and honesty are important at all times.

10. Never settle for less than you deserve.

11. Life is short. Enjoy it with the ones you love.

12. You'll know when you've found the one. (I never understood this one until I found the one. Now I understand it.)

What about you? What sorts of things did you learn (or not learn) from your parents in regards to marriage and family?


  1. the most true and beautiful post I've read in awhile! You were a lucky lucky kid! Some kids only experienced a few of these... #truth #blessed

    1. Thanks! I was very lucky to have great parents. I'm even happier that I paid attention to some of the things they showed me. :)

  2. Some great lessons in there! Thank you for joining us :)

    Alessia -

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  4. This is great! Parents can be wonderful teachers.