My parents have always been my heroes.
My Dad is an amazing man. He can fix anything and loves to work with wood. He made all my soap boxes, soap cutters and drying racks. He was a construction worker before he retired, and was laid off when the weather turned cold and there were no jobs. I know now that my parents were worried every winter about bills, but I was so happy to have my dad home when I came in from school. He encouraged me to read by saying "If you can read, you can do anything". In fact, when I wanted to learn how to make soap thirteen years ago, I went to the library to take out a soap making book.
So, this blog is a thank you to my parents, who are both still healthy and vibrant. (Aren't I a lucky girl?) Thank you Dad for encouraging me to read, to learn and to have faith in myself. Thank you Mom for your support, your love and for allowing me to "read my childhood" away. I wouldn't be where I am without either you. I love you both.