Money Matters.

I remember in the not to distant past my mom retiring.  I was at the beginning of my career...and unfortunately didn't have the funds to be able to do something special for her.  
And I'll admit..I was pretty immature and young.  I didn't realize how important it was to PLAN for retiring.
Heck.  I just graduated college and all I could plan on was 'how am I going to pay my rent?!?!'
And my dad has finally retired after many years of hardcore manual labor.  
Both my parents worked so hard my entire life just so their daughters could have health insurance.  Or shoes on our feet for that matter!
You see... I came from a poor family.  My parents savored every single dime they had.
But yet - I wouldn't change it for the world.
Well.  Maybe a couple things.


If I could go back in time, I would have not came home with those $60 Z-Cavaricci pants that my mom loves to tell everyone about.  Yeah.  The time she gave us girls $100 to go school shopping and ahem.  That's what I got.  ONE PAIR OF PANTS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR.


My mom makes a joke out of it now..but let me be honest.  She was NOT happy about it then! ha.  I just wanted to be cool.  We didn't get trendy clothes! Although, when I look at the picture-I can't help but wonder..WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?! ha

Anyway.  The whole moral of the story for me is that if I knew then what I know now...I would have spent that hard earned money more wisely.  Cause I can honestly say that $100 probably took my mom a long time to make.

With all that being said....I wish I would have had the opportunity to thank my parents with a big celebration when they retired.  Because they both worked hard for their family.  And deserve to be celebrated.

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