John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Thankful Thursday - A Strong, Loving, Caring Family is so Important in Today's World

Thankful Thursday - A Strong, Loving, Caring Family is so Important in Today's World

Today I am thankful that my family is strong and supportive in our troubled times. We would never let petty differences get in the way of our true bond to each other and we agree to disagree at times but WE ARE FAMILY! If one of us falters in any way, we all come together and try to fix it. My Dad is 86 and he is our patriarch. He has all of his marbles and even though his body is failing him and he gets crusty at times, he still gives his voice of experience to us all and we listen! My Mom was so supportive in anything we did and spent hours on the phone with my daughter dispensing advice to her and the family and just listening. How many dysfunctional families are out there just waiting for disaster to happen for no reason? It doesn't take a genius to raise a kid, just a caring parent. It's all about kids and the way they are raised, mentored and loved and love is the key. That's just what a family does.   

The Family at Disney World

Disney World

My Dad on his 86th Birthday

John Mayer

The Family at the CNE in Toronto

CNE

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJohn Mayer • November 12 2009 03:00AM

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What cool wheels you used there at Disney World!  I love it.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 9 years ago

Family is family no matter what... Thanks for sharing, nice pic of your family and your dad...

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Very nice post, John. Thanks for introducing us to your family!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 9 years ago

Hey Jim - My daughter has good taste in buggys :-)

Debi and Diane - Thank you. They are pretty special! My Mom used to mail out at least a hundred Christmas cards every year when she was alive.

 

 

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

John, family is the best. What a wonderful trip to do together, and to be thankful for!

Posted by Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate (Cummings & Co. Realtors) over 9 years ago

Marney - It just seems that the basics of being a family have been eroded in recent years and we need to get back to that support system. Mothers need to teach their daughters how to be strong independent women, as well as passing down family recipes :-) BTW I do all of the cooking in our house simply because I enjoy it! Tonight we had Mahi Mahi with my special basmati rice with fresh basil from the garden and corn on the cob. Life is good!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

John - way cool, your dad is looking good for his age. Family is the best support system that there is.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 9 years ago

Mike - When it really matters, a supportive family can make all the difference. It's a shame that some kids fall through the cracks because of dysfunctional parents that rely on the government to bail them out.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

You know John, you have hit the nail on the head.  It's all about family and friends.  It looks like you have a herd like I do. . .and I love it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Merl - There are too many disfunctional families out there.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 9 years ago

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