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Friday, May 18, 2012

Bonus Parents

A short time ago I heard the title "bonus parent" and it struck me as the perfect definition of some of the people who are important in our family.  They aren't related by blood or marriage but are far more than just a friend of the family.  The sweet lady who took my strong willed daughter under her wing and taught her how to crochet and garden.  The older couple who were more like grandparents to my kids when their own grandparents lived far away.  The good friend who taught my son valuable work skills and helped him through a tough time.  The amazing school administrator who befriended my oldest kids on the first day of school and watched out for them and all their siblings who followed.  Bonus parent or angel, these people (and more) hold a special place in our hearts.

How about you?  Is there someone who has made a difference in your life or the lives of your children?  Be thankful for these "bonus parents"!


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