I'm made up from pieces of them

                  "Describe your relationship with your parents"

   I feel my relationship with my parents is pretty typical. Everyone has a parent they're closer to, mine would be my mom. This is true for various reasons. 
One would be that we share the same faith, making it easier for me to talk about what is going on with me. 
Another would be the fact that I was homeschooled. Growing up I was with my mom all day every day.

   I don't have the kind of relationship with my mom that I pour out my heart and soul, but we talk about things and I do open up to her. When I was in the Philippines, it was hard not being able to talk to her just whenever. We talked at least once a week, and sometimes she would call me more, but I really did miss just being with her whenever I wanted. 

   My dad (Papa) and I aren't close like that. It's not that we don't get along at all or anything like that, we just don't have a very deep relationship. Again, there are various reasons for this. 
Papa and I do not share the same faith. Because of this I find it difficult to talk about things which are important to me. 
Growing up, and even now, Papa traveled a lot for work. Sometimes he was around and other times not. There was a lot of day to day stuff he often wasn't around for. 
Honestly I think one of the reasons is that we're both very stubborn, yet we see the world differently in many ways. Because we love each other and want to keep the peace when possible, it's easier not to delve into deeper matters very often.

  Papa and I have more of a fun and silly relationship. We have always gone to the movies together. Growing up, we would sing songs in the barn while we did chores. We have an on-going "poking" game. 

   Both of my parents have  played such a huge role in my life that I wouldn't be who I am without them. Because of them I strive to help others, work hard, am not afraid to act silly, ect.
I love them.


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