To my parents,
You’ve been there since day one, as life coaches and personal cheerleaders. I just want to say thank you and sorry.
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. For supporting my dreams, no matter how silly. For constantly encouraging me to conquer obstacles that I always thought we’re impossible. For raising me to be the woman I am today. Thank you. Sorry for being difficult. For disobeying you when I didn’t get my way. For saying hurtful things that I didn’t mean. Sorry.
I think sometimes I neglect telling you how much I appreciate you. It know that at times it doesn’t seem like it, especially since college has started. I have been so busy that I sometimes forget to call, but I love and appreciate you guys more than words can express.
Mom. Thank you for teaching me selflessness. You always put others before yourself. I remember you always making sure everyone was happy before you tended to yourself. I admire you for that. Thank you for teaching me my ABCs and 123s and reading books about how to make your child a genius. Thank you for being strict. For limiting my TV time and making sure I practice piano every morning for an hour before school. Thank you for teaching me how to be independent. For teaching my how to wash clothes so I don’t shrink all of them in the wash and for teaching me how to cook so I don’t starve in college. You are the most beautiful woman in the world and I aspire to become you one day.
Dad. Thank you for teaching me hardwork. For making me clean my room everyday, for making me do work in the garden, for telling me to keep trying. You have taught me that hard work pays off and that I should never put a cap on my capabilities. Thank you for teaching my how to ride a bike and how to drive a motorcycle. You have taught me to keep trying even if I get a few cuts and bruises. Thank you for yelling at me, because you always seem to know when I need it the most.
Mom and dad, I strive to have a relationship like yours. A relationship always has ups and downs and yet you guys have rode it like a rollercoaster. Taking each day like a new adventure. As individuals you are strong but together you are unbreakable. Your love is natural and comes so easily and I cannot help but be impatient for the time that I will have something like that. You both have taught be so much about the importance of love and family and I will forever keep these things close to my heart.
Thank you for filling everyday with love. I am so privileged to have the both of you in my life. You have provided me with the best life possible and I hope that you are proud of how I have turned out.
I love you both so much,
Your little girl