It’s been one of those days. I cried listening to a cover of one of my favorite songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg), I cried after shopping.
I am living an incredibly blessed life, and that is all due in large part, to my amazing parents. I don’t thank them enough, and that is a serious problem. Because of my parents, I will never deal with the stress of paying off student loans. They make sure I don’t “go without”. They exceed any expectations anyone could ever have for parents. It is common for kids to say that they want to do better for their children than their parents did. I truly don’t know if that is possible. My parents are what I consider to be incredibly successful in every aspect of the word. They are some of the happiest people I know. They are incredibly hard working, and have earned everything they have in their life. Above earning these things, they are beyond grateful for them, and realize how blessed they are. They make sure, every single day, that my two sisters and I have everything we need, and then some. They are charitable, and generous in everything they do. They are warm hearted, welcoming people. I have never had a friend dislike them. They are involved, and passionate about what they get involved in. They are geniune. They have supported my sisters and I in every single one of our endeavors, even when our actions were questionable. They have disciplined us to know right from wrong. They made every holiday, family vacation, every day of our lives more special than the one preceeding it.
I hear about other parents, and I realize that I should be so, so thankful for having those two incredible people behind me every step of the way.
So, mom and dad, I know you’re reading this. Thank you, for everything the past 19.58 years. I know I wasn’t the easiest teenager to deal with, and I may sometimes cost more than you’d like. But I hope you all are proud of me.
So! Friends, strangers, thank your parents today. It’s the least you can do.