Grateful that I have wonderful children

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For starters, I’m grateful that my wonderful children love me – and love their Dad. I’m also grateful that I don’t take that for granted – I realize how fortunate we are.

I look around and see so many fractured families – children who want nothing to do with their parents, and parents who have disowned their children.

I once had listing clients who, between them, had twelve children. They said they didn’t know where any of them lived.

One of our neighbors announced to my husband one day that “My kids get nothing from me. They can make it or break it on their own.” I won’t repeat what my husband called him.

And then I look at my two boys. My first-born lives over in the Seattle area, so we don’t Marte's boys - and Puppyget to see him much, but we talk on the phone often. He’s my go-to guy when the computer has me baffled or when I need a sounding board about marketing, etc.

He’s also someone with whom I can get into long conversations about human nature, psychology, the paranormal, and other subjects that hold no interest for my husband and younger son.

And, when my Uncle’s wife gave me one-day access to get belongings I had inherited from my Mom, he got in his car and drove 7 hours to help.

My younger son technically lives near here, but as a foreman for a power line building company, he’s on the road most of the time. Sometimes he’s near enough to make it home on weekends, so we get to see him more often. Meanwhile, we talk on the phone almost every evening, if only just to check in.

When he’s home, he and his Dad go fishing, and the two of them take a week every June to fish at a favorite lake in Montana. When possible, all 3 of “my boys” go.

Like his brother, he’s willing to pitch in any time we need him. We do try to return the favor – I do his bookkeeping, and his dog, Puppy, lives with us whenever it’s not possible to take him along on the job. This year my husband repainted one of his boats and did other repairs that he couldn’t tend to while working out of state.

I’m also grateful that our two boys love each other. They have very different personalities, but it doesn’t matter.

In short, we’re all close and all ready to help each other, and for that I’m very grateful.

Oh - and one more thing. I get to have both boys here for Christmas this year! I'm pretty grateful for that as well.

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Debbie Sagorin
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Thanks for sharing about your two boys, Marte. I’m also happy and grateful for my two kids!

Nov 14, 2019 12:37 PM #1
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Thanks Debbie Sagorin - it really is wonderful to have good kids.

Nov 14, 2019 01:17 PM #2
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Mimi Foster
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Beautiful story, Marte. It constantly amazes me (with five daughters) how they can each come out of the same womb and be raised in the same environment and be so completely different than all the others. Here's to a Joyous Christmas!

Nov 14, 2019 01:54 PM #3
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Marte Cliff
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I agree, Mimi Foster - it is amazing how they can be so different. About the only things my boys have in common is that they both love dogs and cats and both love to fish.

Nov 14, 2019 03:24 PM #4
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Leif Price
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Our kids are our happy pill. We are always grateful for them.

Nov 14, 2019 05:25 PM #5
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Having kids that you love, love you and love each other...what more can you ask?

Thanks for sharing in the November contest!

Nov 14, 2019 05:49 PM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Marte,

What a beautiful post to read, and I can understand why you feel so grateful for your handsome sons.  A

Nov 14, 2019 06:36 PM #7
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Marte Cliff
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Leif Price When your kids are your happy pills, you are among the most fortunate people on earth.

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland What more indeed. We are blessed.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you. I'm a very lucky mom.

Nov 14, 2019 08:16 PM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Marte- - -it certainly appears there is much love and gratitude in your family.  Togetherness is an especially nice Christmas gift.

Nov 15, 2019 03:13 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Marte... it's clear you are grateful for your wonderful family. But I think they should be grateful to you and your husband for having raised them so beautifully! 

Nov 15, 2019 04:33 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Marte. It is so nice to read about your family and hear the good news that you love and are loved by yours.

Nov 15, 2019 06:33 AM #11
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Marte Cliff
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Thanks Michael Jacobs - I think so too!

Nina Hollander Thanks. We tried, but can't take all the credit. We had good help from my Mom and Grandmother.

Nov 16, 2019 10:46 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson Thanks. Love is a wonderful thing, and we know we are fortunate.

Nov 16, 2019 10:47 AM #13
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I know how excited you are having both at home with you at Christmas, Marte. That excitement would keep me going until then!

I also have 2 boys and like yours, they are vastly different. I love that about them and it gives us each something to talk about that is of no interest to the other one either! The odd thing is, as different as they are, they get along beautifully. That always warms my heart to see them together. 

Nov 17, 2019 08:28 AM #14
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Debe Maxwell, CRS Your boys sound just like mine - totally different but they support each other unconditionally.

Nov 17, 2019 08:42 AM #15
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