I must say, I feel so blessed to have the most wonderful parents god could grace his children with. If there are two people in this world that I know I can count on, it’s these two. Not only are they the best parents, but they’re the best friends.
They laugh with me, they cry with me, they’re a shoulder to lean on, an ear to talk to, and a source of endless love. It’s not necessarily what they have done for me, although I appreciate every last ounce of it, but more of what they have taught me. They gave me the wings to fly and enough room to fall, but no matter what, they have always been there to pick me back up. There may come a day that they won’t be able to help me, but I know it won’t come without a try.
They taught me that not everything is going to go as planned, but everything will be ok. They have never stopped believing in me, and in return, I have never stop believing in myself. They have showed me the meaning of hard work and dedication. They have taught me to love myself enough to love someone else. They have never sheltered me from the world, but have always kept me within close distance. They were always strict, but after all of these years, you realize it was out of nothing but love. They taught me right from wrong and how to treat others with even more respect than I would expect in return. They have taught me to always stand for my beliefs, hold onto my values, and never lose my morals. They taught me the definition of self respect, how a man should treat a woman, and how a woman should treat a man. They taught me how to think, not what to think. They planted seeds and watched me grow.
You only get one set of parents, and although you may not agree with everything they have done or said, they’re your one and only set. Theres no refunds or returns. They brought you into this world. Respect them, cherish them, and never give up on them.
So, a message to my mom and dad… From studying my feet and watching me breathe as a baby, dealing with my hormonal tantrums as a teenager, to molding me into a strong-willed, loving, and caring woman… I can’t say thank you enough, but thank you for giving me the world. You’re my rocks. I love you both to the moon and back, ’til the end of time.