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What type of a daughter am I? Lying - Stealing

Thursday, August 02, 2012

On Monday, I told both my parents a white lie and on Tuesday morning I stole (well borrowed without asking) something from them. Let me tell you the story.

I haven't told any of you yet but with all of my mother's health issues (and dad's troubles too), she now has been diagnosed with Lupus about a month ago and this has been very difficult for me because I have been pushing her so much to get moving, telling her she would feel better. I was even kind of mean at times because she would just sit in her chair for days on end. So a month ago I started looking for a Pontoon boat for her. She has wanted a Pontoon for about 6 years and because they already have a speed boat (that she cannot get in and out of) she didn't want to spend more money. So I decided to buy a pontoon for her and last Sunday I found a beautiful boat, I would have posted a pic but the guy took the ad down last night before I got a pic of the boat.

On Monday I called my parents and asked if I could borrow their Chevy Traverse for a day on Wednesday and they wanted to know why and I told them that I needed a bigger vehicle than our Equinox to put stuff inside the vehicle (white lie). Then on Tuesday morning, I went over to their house and went out to their barn (while my dad was at his kidney dialysis appt. and my mom was still sleeping) and stole trailer lights off one of their trailers in storage so in case this trailer did not have correct hookups for the lights I would have lights on the trailer to bring the pontoon home.

Then yesterday we drove 2 hours away to go and look at this boat and it was just as the guy described it.....BEAUTIFUL. The seats, carpet, top and cover were in great condition so I bought the Pontoon for them. I even drove this giant 20 foot boat with trailer home down 2 very busy highways in 5 o'clock traffic and took it to their house.

On the way to their house, I called my parents and told them that I needed to have them come out to their barns because I had done something to their Traverse and I could not pull into their driveway. My mom asked me if I wreck their new vehicle and I told her that I would pay for anything that I did and she would not have to worry. She was upset thinking that I had an accident.

We pulled in my parents barn driveway and my mother came out of the house with her cane and tears of joy filled her eyes as she stared at the boat. My dad is unable to walk much anymore so he drove down on his Quad. I even saw a smile on his face, which is something that I haven't seen in years. They both hugged me and we all laughed about me making them think that I wrecked their vehicle. Then my hubby and BIL took the cover off and set up the bimini top so she could see the boat in all its glory. Her excitement just filled my heart with joy.

I know my parents time is short, but I feel so good to give them this pleasure for a little while and let them enjoy their putt-putt rides around the lake. I know that this will make them very happy.

Treasure your parents before it is too late.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-ICANDOIT- 8/9/2012 10:35AM

    Lorie- you have the biggest heart! You are right...treasure them while they are here. Things change so quickly, make sure they always know how you feel! You have done a wonderful thing and given them such joy!!! XOXOX Love you!

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AMBER281 8/6/2012 11:27PM

    Awe!! You are an amazing person and daughter!
Such a great thing you did for your parents.

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GRAMMACATHY 8/4/2012 1:37PM

    That was the best love filled prank I have read about. Thank you for sharing.

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BRAVEONE92 8/3/2012 10:09PM

    I loved reading your Blog! What you did
for your dear parents to bring them joy
while they are able to enjoy it, is so
precious. I agree with you about
being kind to your parents. I have been
a caregiver to Mom for 5 years. She
had a fall and is now in the nursing
home. She is 92 & that is where she
will stay. She insisted, that is where
she wanted to go. We have had
some beautiful years together. I will
always have my sweet memories.

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POSITIVE-FORCE 8/3/2012 10:50AM

    That is such a sweet thing for you to do. I'm sure that the lying and stealing will be accepted!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/3/2012 10:27AM

    How sweet of you! emoticon

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WERNERETTE 8/3/2012 9:15AM

    What a great daughter you are! I can only hope that someday I have a child that lies and steals haha! So nice to see you were able to give such joy to your parents!!

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HAPPY-DESTINY 8/2/2012 10:53PM

    emoticon You can lie and steal from me anytime!

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UNICORN212 8/2/2012 3:26PM

    What a sweet way to show them your love!

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FIREFLY4407 8/2/2012 11:59AM

    Lorie, that completely made my day! Thanks for the reminder on the importance of family... emoticon

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ROEANDGO 8/2/2012 11:28AM

    Awesome Lorie!! I'm going to call my Mom...

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STARGAZER16 8/2/2012 10:44AM

    What an emoticon suprise. Very touching blog, and so happy to hear your parents enjoyed their suprise. emoticon

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LUVS2EXERCISE 8/2/2012 10:38AM

    How wonderful of you to do something so heartfelt for your parents! I cannot agree more with you about treasuring your parents before it's too late......I'd give anything for one more day with my Dad!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DISMOM11 8/2/2012 10:31AM

    This post filled my eyes with tears this morning. What an incredibly sweet gesture!

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WILDBEANERZ 8/2/2012 10:23AM

    That is so sweet! You are the perfect kind of daughter that every parent should get the joy of having!

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JUDYAMK 8/2/2012 10:22AM

    what a lovely thing to do for your parents. You will never forget the joy you gave them that day, there will be days you can pluck it from your heart & remember with a smile the joy you gave them, what a treasure!!!!

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LINDAKAY228 8/2/2012 10:12AM

    Sounds like you are a thoughtful, kind, awesome daughter! How wonderful to surprise them like that. I hope they get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
You're right about treasuring your parents. My parents are all gone. My father died when I was 8 years old. My stepfather (who really did try to take good care of us although he was clumsy about it at times. But he and my mom were married for 25 years and he is my dad too) passed away in 1988. My mother died 3 years ago. Although everything was not always roses, I do treasure a lot of the memories of them and am grateful for a lot of things I was able to do for them while they were alive.

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SGTSUNNY 8/2/2012 10:10AM

    Tears! Loved your blog

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FIERCEONE4PEACE 8/2/2012 10:05AM

    awww you are such a good daughter!!!!

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