My dad taught me and my sisters to stand up for what you believe in. He taught me that I may have to make sacrifices in order to take care of my kids. He taught me to not lie to your kids it sets a bad example and it's wrong. He always showed that he loved me even though he was a little tough on us. It makes me happy and proud to call him my dad.
My mom always taught me to be a lady. Never settle for anything but the best. She has set an amazing example of a mom. She always took care of me and taught me everything I know about raising my kids. Not all of it we completely agree on but we are both OK with it. I don't have to worry about if she will ever let me down when I truly need her because she has always been there. She has moved across state lines and away from all of my other sisters just to be with me for a few months while my DH was deployed, gone in training or because I was pregnant AGAIN. My mom isn't perfect, but she has shown me that you don't have to be and never will be perfect. I can say my mom is one of my best friends and I love that we can spend a day together just hanging out.