Everyone's got the best parents in the world, right? Of course we do! But mine are the best. Really, they are!
Meet Dave and Denise.
(4th of July 2010. I'm on the left with my parents dog, Parker and my sister is on the right with her dog, Chico.)
They met in Washington State when Denise was 20 and Dave was 24. Denise had just moved out there from Iowa for work and Dave was a former hippie from Missouri that had traveled across the US hitchhiking and ended up in Washington working for the railroad.
After that, I really don't know! I just know that I came along! :)
My mom is one of my best friends and she's one of the first people I go to when I need something. There is very little I am uncomfortable talking with my mom about. We have that kind of relationship and I am so grateful for it.
My dad always says he's a free spirit and that I am too. Hello! He was a bona fide hippie. Long hair and no shoes all the time. Well, in the 60s at least. His hair is short now. :) Today he is who I go to when I feel the need to spread my wings. He is always encouraging me to travel, pursue more education and push myself beyond my limits. Can't is a word that is not in his vocabulary and I truly think this man thinks he can do anything. It is very inspiring!
What are your parents like? Are you closer to you mom or dad?