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Jan 4, 2010

over nine years ago

This was really nice to hear. I don\'t get too sentimental with my parents, and like you, Joe, in recent years I am physically distant. I think with that distance, and the examples of others, I have felt the need to express a gratitude. I think I was first inspired after witnessing direct psychological damage caused by some warped parenting tactics to call my Mom, chat with her about the everyday and say at the end, \"Hey Mom, thanks for being sane.\" And the older my daughter gets, the more and more I thank them for not offing me 20 years ago ;oP

I\'m sorry for your loss, Joe, but I think it\'s great you were able to impart those thoughts to your Dad in your own time. Those are the important parts; sometimes it\'s just too easy to insert \"I love you\" as a default.

Big Dave (OZ)
over nine years ago

I would like to think our parents realise what a good job they\'ve done, just by seeing how we\'ve turned out as adults.