I am so lucky that my parents live so close and are around almost daily to help me. My kids spend 3 days a week with my mom - and they ask daily if Grandma is coming. They love her so much and have such a special bond with her. She is a great example to them of how to be kind and live a good life and a wonderful help to me. I am so grateful on the days I leave my children - they are in her loving hands.
My dad is the most hard working, honest, lovable man I know. He is quiet and strong all at the same time. Just the other day - I needed some help with Jake getting to baseball practice. I called him up and immediately started crying - (I don't love having to ask people for help) and he asked what is wrong. I said "I have this, Mike is still working, Jake has practice - I need someone to take him." He then asked - why I was crying.... which I didn't know myself! He said he would be happy to take him to practice if I would stop crying. haha - dad's are so calm and down to earth. He saved me that day - as he has done many times in my life.
I am lucky to have such great parents who are involved and love my family so much. Hope you both have/had wonderful birthdays!