Today, twenty five years ago, my parents Chad and Rachel committed to spending the rest of their lives together. For the past two decades, I have had the blessing of having them as my parents, and over this time, I have learned so many things from them that have shaped me into the person I am today.
- Always have cookies ready for company.
- Grief is different for every person, and it’s okay to take the time you need to work through emotions.
- When going on a road trip, stopping at the gas station for snacks is important.
- There is a specific way to grip a golf club.
- You have to do different voices for each character when you read books out loud.
- Learning bible verses is easier when you have a song to learn them.
- Mom is a better driving teacher (sorry Dad :P)
- It’s good to seek out help when you need it.
- Singing while making breakfast go hand in hand.
- Being creative is worthwhile.
- Know when and how to say you’re sorry.
- People will break your heart, but your family will always be there for you.
- When faced with difficult circumstances, never stop persisting.
- Use candy canes as a stir stick for coffee.
- Make sure to add seasoned salt to scrambled eggs.
- Do not forget to say, “Uno” when playing said card game. There is no mercy.
- Being present is vital.
- Do not send snapchats that embarrass your family members.
- You are not defined by grades (because math is hard).
- If you do something, make sure to get a picture.
- Your husband should never stop pursuing you.
- As a wife, being submissive does not mean being a mouse; it means being a loyal life partner.
- Find a man who will be a good father to your kids.
- Be a woman who never stops learning and growing.
- Most importantly, at the end of the day, the best lesson my parents have taught me is that God loves me and wants a relationship with me. For that, I am eternally grateful.
There are so many other things I could have added to this list. I am so blessed to be part of the Wolff Pack, and I will never be able to fully express my thanks to the two who have never stopped supporting me. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad.
Until Next Time,