Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I spent a lot of time driving this weekend as part of a mini-vacation we took. As such, I had a lot of time to think and reminisce.

As I reflected on my teen years, particularly my choices and the way I reacted to certain things/events, I really just wanted to reach back and punch myself in the face. A lot. I’m sure my parents felt the same way at the time.

Mom and Dad…thank you for having the restraint not to do so.
I love you both.

5 comments:

Elise said...

It's not fair that we can't see the future when we're teenagers. We all did stupid things and then we look at teenagers today and wonder why they are making stupid mistakes. Makes me really want to have kids..

Kory said...

This is where you start finding random teenagers and telling them "If I knew then what I know now...". Welcome to old-dom. But it's totally true.

Amy said...

I 2nd what Kory said. I am constantly telling my old yw (now BFF's) to not be the way I was and to learn from me. Cause I know. Sometimes they roll their eyes but I have a little more street cred then their mom's cause I married Kory...

For example just this afternoon as one of my girls and I were hanging lights and clearing out gutters, her boyfriend literally called her a dozen times...possessive much? So I took that opportunity to give her some dating advice on possessive and controlling boyfriends.

Doreen said...

Jill,
All I ever wanted for you is to be who YOU are and want YOU wanted because I knew when you did - you'd truly be happy. That's all any parent wants. Any doubts are only about if they're doing what's right for that kid and their particular personality. I've always said you'd be a great adult. One who I'd want to call my friend. And you haven't disappointed in any way!!
No Regrets!! No apologies necessary!!
I love you always!!
Mom

Doreen said...

P.S.
WE REALLY MISS YOU GUYS!!