Saturday, February 21, 2009


All is well and quite. Gabriel is down for a nap, Michael is designing a lightbox and I'm blogging.

My parents just left from a long stay with us, well with me. They kept Gabriel and I company while Michael was busy working C3. I'm a little sad I missed out on all the amazing things that were said at C3, but I'm happy I got to spend some good, quality time with my parents. Having them all to myself made me realize how lucky I am to have two people who love me so much. Two people who would have moved mountains to help me achieve my dreams. I was able to sit down with my parents two nights in a row, after Gabriel had gone to sleep, and just reminisce on their lives as teenagers and college students. Sipping Orange Pekoe around the kitchen table, I learned some things about my parents that I didn't know. For instance, I didn't know my dad was such a scrapper in high school. Apparently he beat up his share of punks back in the day. My dad! The guy who might try to act tough on the outside, but who's a big softy underneath. And I learned that my mom and dad had very different tastes in music; my dad jabbing my mom about her folky-tree-hugging albums she owned, while my mom razzes my dad about listening to Jimmy Hendrix. It's funny how you learn to listen to your parents more after you've gotten older. How did I not know these things about my parents when I was younger?

I just wanted to jot down a note about what a great week I had with mom and dad. I certainly missed Michael a ton, but it was nice to have some time with just my folks. I love you, mom and dad.


  1. WHAT A SWEET POST!!! I love your parents too...they gave me one of my best friends. Good job, Von Fangies!
    It's ironic you posted about this, because I had a very similar realization last night. We are very blessed.
    I love love love it that you were so mature and wonderful to redirect your attention to them insted of being sad about MF being gone so much for C3. You're a great wife.

  2. C3 is an annual conference that our church (Fellowship Church) puts on each year. It stands for the Creative Church Conference. My husband, being the Art Director at the church, was VERY busy this past month or two getting ready for it. :(

  3. Thanks. I hadn't heard of C3, but I've seen mentions on several blogs recently.