” Honor your Father and your Mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12
My Dad – Alfredo or Fred or Grandpa/Popps!
I can remember when I was a little girl and waiting for my daddy to come home from work. That was my favorite part of the day, days then seemed like weeks. When he would come home we had a ritual, I would help him take off his work boots, I would unlace every single whole. I knew that my Dad worked really hard for all of us, and that was the least I can do, besides listening.
I also remember when I was the only girl for a short while before my little sisters came and my oldest was away in Texas. I have to say I really was a Daddy’s girl. He would take me shopping and buy me whatever I wanted of course my Mom hated that, but I loved it.
I can say that my Father is a Hero. When we were younger we lived in Ontario, Ca and on a busy street one afternoon on a Sat we were playing in the living room and all of a sudden we here a loud “BOMB!!!!” I look out the window and there was an accident right in front of our house. There was a small truck over turned with smoke coming out. It was scary……but what stuck with me was that my Dad was the first one to put on his work boots and jet outside to help. He always gave when needed. That’s what I love about him. I still remember that Hero look in his eyes to go out and try to save the people from that truck that was almost on fire.
I remember feeling scared for him, thinking that he would get hurt. I prayed for him and I saw him from a distance help a littl boy get out of the truck, but he tried and tried so desperatly to get the driver out, they accutally needed to use the jaws of life to get the driver out. But I remember my Dad using all that he had to try to get that person out. He was trying to save their life and to me he has always been my Hero.
Dad you always gave me good advice especially in marriage, buying a home and just with life in general. I know I may not have seemed like I took it but I did and it will always stick with me. You and Mom have always been there for me when I needed you. Thank you training me up and teaching me all that you knew and thank you for trying your best!!!
I know that I was not an easy teenager growing up. I want to ask for forgiveness for all the bad things and hard times that I put you threw. All the running away and ditching school. I am truely and deeply sorry for all of that. I was really dumb about my choices I made. Thank you for protecting me, even though I didn’t see it at the time, I see it now. I totally understand now why you where so hard on me. I know now that it wasn’t because you wanted me to have a horrible life, but because you loved & cared for me and for my life and you were trying so desperatly (as I would do the same with my girls) to keep from all the evil things in the world. So I ask that if you would please forgive me for not making the right choices as a teenager?
I will forever love you Dad!!! Dad also know that Jesus Loves you and he is knocking at the door to your heart. Will you answer?
Love you Daddy!!
Love Adrienne (aka: Pepita)
My Momma – Irma
Mom, I can remember all the wonderful things you did for us kids, I don’t know how you did it (by the grace of God, I’m sure)? You showed me how to cook, how to clean, how to take care of those kids, because you had lots of them, 8 to be exact.
I remember when you taught me how to make tamales, tortillas and other good mexican dishes. Those stuck with me. I remember how you used to put my hair in piggy tales, that well I didn’t like, but now that I look at the pictures…I looked pretty cute. So thanks for that, oh and thank you for buying me all those beautiful dresses. I used to love to wear dresses and dress up and play with dolls.
My mom is my Hero too. Raising us kids on a budget was not easy. It was tough, we had alot of tough times together, but you always got us threw them and I praise you for that. I remember the time when it was Christmas and we were so poor but you still managed to get us gifts and I thought you were always amazing for that. You never seized to amaze me!!
Mom, I too would like to ask you for forgiveness for all the tough times I put you through. I really did not make the right choices and I thank you for keeping your feet down. For standing up for what you believe in, for not giving in to me and for not giving up on me. You showed me you loved me, even though I thought you hated me (that was Satan, I know now). I understand now why you raised me the way you did, it was out of Love and I just want to thank you and honor you for doing that and sticking to it. It paid off I hope and pray.
I love you Mamma!!!
Love your daughter in Christ Jesus!!
I am so blessed and honored to have the 2 of you as my parents, the Lord knew what he was doing by hooking us up together. I wouldn’t have asked for any other parents, you guys did an awesome job with what you had and I love you greatly for that. Thank you for sticking in through the good times and the bad. See I didn’t turn out so bad did I?
I love you Dad & Mom
In Honor of you for loving me!!!
Your daughter in Christ Jesus