MY PARENTS IS MY HEART Our relationship with our parents deepened importantly when my first son was born. We accept always been close just I saw them in a new light once . they've always loved me unconditionally. they've all of the time believed in me and encouraged all of my interestingnesses: they encouraged my peace activism while I was a teenager (in fact they even let me fly to a peace group discussion in Calgary alone when I was in my early teens!), they promoted me to travel to El Salvador and Tunisia to do community developing work, and so on. They all of the time made time for us. they've all of the time stepped up to the plate when I've needful help: helping me move, helping us fix up our home, buying me groceries when I needful them, etc. They helped me graduate from university debt free: and so a lot of my friends are still paying off their education a long time later. I'm and then lucky. They gave me my sisters and reminded us that sisters should all of the time be there for each other, no matter what. They made us do things that we did not all of the time want to!: cross-country skiing, going to classical music concerts, playing musical instrumentates, etc. What they were really doing was making interesting family life a priority. And so important! They travelled with us and displayed us that there is so much out there to explore and so many things to learn. They love my husband and he loves them! They adore my kids and make them a priority. My 6 year old said to my mother today: "Nana- I love you as much as I love my mamma and papa. That's because you're my mammy mamma- and she loves you like I do!"