15 Reasons Why My Parents Are My Heroes.

15 Reasons Why My Parents Are My Heroes.

Where would I be without mom and dad?

Everyone has their ups and downs throughout life. One day you can be having the time of your life and everything is going your way and the next, life decides to throw a curve ball at you and everything seems to go wrong. But, one thing that I have learned over the past 20 years is that parents will be there to support you and to love you, unconditionally, no matter the circumstances. From the time I was a little girl, my parents have always encouraged me to go after my dreams, to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and reminded me to be grateful for everything that I have. My parents have raised me to be strong and independent, just like them. And they have consistently made me feel safe and loved since day one. I probably don’t remind them enough that I am so thankful for everything that they do for me, and for all of the life lessons they have taught me. My parents are my role models. My heroes. And here are just some of the reasons why.

1. They always know how to brighten my day.

No matter what kind of mood I'm in, my parents will always know how to make me laugh or smile. Whether it is a simple phone call to hear their voices or a good cry and a hug, my parents are my go to when I am having a bad day.

2. They believe in me, when I don’t believe in myself.

If I am stressed out about work or college and I don’t think I can handle life, my parents will be there no matter what, to tell me that everything will be okay. Ever since I was a little girl my parents have always had the faith in me that sometimes isn't so easy to have in myself.

3. They assure me that it's okay to make mistakes.

When they answer the phone to listen to me tell them about my massive fail of the week, or that embarrassing thing I did the other day, you can be sure they always have a story to tell, of their own mistakes they made at my age. They have always ensured me that mistakes are all just a part of growing up, and you will learn valuable life lessons from a lot of them. So, there is no need to be ashamed.

4. If I'm ever in doubt about handy work or cooking, they’ve got my back.

There has been endless phone calls starting with “how long should I cook the chicken for”, “how do I know if it's done?”, “what does this light in my car mean?” and “how do I pay these bills online?” Without fail, mom and dad always have the answer.

5. I know they will never judge me.

They have changed my diapers. They have cleaned up my throw up. They have accepted that bad grade I got on a test. They have seen me cry over the smallest and silliest of things. Yet they never look at me with anything other than acceptance and love.


6. They never fail to remind me, that I am always loved and cared for.

When I thought my heart was broken by a boy or when I felt alone and lost after we moved, my parents were always there to hold me and remind me that they would always be there for me, in good times and in bad.

7. They have taught me right from wrong.

All the times I thought they were the worst in the world for grounding me, for giving me a curfew, for taking away my phone, I see why you guys did it now.

8. They always know what food to have on the table when I come home from college.

Nothing will beat coming home from college, after weeks of busy work, stress, and feeling homesick, than arriving through the door to my parents open arms and the smell of my favorite meal from my mom cooking in kitchen.

9. They have worked their hardest to give me the best life possible.

My parents have made many sacrifices throughout their lives to give my brothers and I the best quality of life we could possibly have. They even moved to the other side of the world! And even though it may not always seem like it, I am so thankful they made the move and I am so thankful for the hard work they put into setting up our new life.

10. They have given up hours on end to drive me here, there and everywhere.

I can't even count the endless nights they stayed up late to pick me up from that party, or that movie, or that friend's house.

11. They have dealt with my terrible teenage years.

The teenage years were rough. I probably said “OMG I HATE YOU” or “OMG YOU'RE SO LAME” once or twice. But through all the hormonal mood swings and the teenage arguments, it only made us grow closer together in the end.

12. They always tell me the truth.

My parents wont sugar coat anything. Even if its something that I don’t want to hear. But I know that they have my best interest at heart when they tell me the things that I need to hear bluntly. And even though I may not want to believe it at the time, chances are they're right.

13. They have given me an awesome taste in music.

Some people don’t agree, but nothing beats 90s alternative rock. Thanks guys.

14. They inspire me each and every day.

I can honestly say that I have never met two people who are stronger, smarter, more caring, more hard working, or more inspiring than my parents. From day one I have been looking up to them as the perfect role models for me. And I know that if I grow up to be half the person that they both are, then I know I'm doing alright.

15. My parents are my best friends.

Not only are they my mom and dad, but they are also two of my best friends in the entire world. I can joke with them, I can laugh with them, I can have fun with them and I love them both as big as the world.

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A Thank You Letter To My Mom On Her Birthday

An open letter to thank my mother which will hopefully cause others to thank their own.

Mothers are a true gift, and to those of us who are blessed with wonderful mothers who are still in our life, we must know and appreciate our luck.

And to those who have known but lost a wonderful mother, I am devastated for you, and only hope you hold dear the good and happy times. Today I want to use this platform I have to thank my wonderful mom for all the joy she brings not only to me but to the world itself. I hope that many of you can read this and thank your moms for the same things!

Dear Mom,

On your birthday, I want you to know the things I am thankful to you for. I am thankful for your always unwavering support, I am thankful for your unconditional love, and your countless laughs. I am thankful for you taking the time to explain new concepts to me when I was younger and even still today. I am thankful for how you carefully took the time to tend my every need, before you ever even considered taking care of your own.

I am thankful for the countless nights you got up with me when I wasn't feeling well. And for the nights you took my temperature every hour to make sure the fever was going down, and giving up your own birthday the year I had the stomach virus. Thank you for being there for me through all the tough points in my life, and for putting up with all of the unnecessary teenage angst I put you through.

Thank you for being the most positive person I know. Thank you for smiling through everything, thank you for singing through the house. Thank you for making me, and everyone else that you know smile, and remember the positivity and blessings in their life. Thank you for being the light in everyone's life, you are even more than the light, you are the sun.

Thank you for Netflix binges, for all the laughs we have shared, for the inside jokes we have, for being there through countless, and usually stressful, shopping trips, and for being my mom.

On your birthday, I hope you know the light you bring to the world and how much the people around you appreciate it. I hope you know how your gratitude to waiters, all retail workers, and anyone you meet throughout the day contributes so positively to the lives they lead. You make people's day wherever you go, everyone is better off for knowing you and I feel so lucky that a person like that is my mother.

Happy Birthday Mommy. Another year of spreading positivity, spreading love, and spreading happiness. I love you with my whole heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Love,

Your grateful daughter, always.

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10 Thank You's Our Parents Deserve Every Day

So thank you Mom and Dad for everything you do everyday and in the background in order to make your children's lives better and easier.

Being away at college really puts people's lives into perspective. There is so much we take advantage of everyday without realizing it, and only really notice when it is gone. So, thank you Mom and Dad for everything you do everyday and in the background in order to make your children's lives better and easier.

Here are 10 reasons to tell your parents "thank you":

1. For your endless support.

Through the good and bad, you're always right there, reminding us that we are never alone. No one else in the world is there like you guys are, constantly offering a shoulder to cry on or reminding us how strong we are.

2. Guidance.

We can always turn to you for help and know you will be there to help us onto the right path. You give advice no other friend can, and for that we are eternally grateful. You make big life decisions seem easy and small and couldn't do life without you.

3. Spoiling us even if we don't always deserve it.

If we can't afford something, you find a way to make it happen. And if we want something, after a while it'll appear once we learn that things are just things and the difference between a want and a need. Thanks for letting us get some of our wants, even if we really didn't need it or if we yelled at you the day before.

4. Accepting us for who we are.

Not everyone in the world will appreciate us or even like us. But no matter how weird or quirky we can be, you accept us. No matter our flaws, you accept us. And no matter how many mistakes we make, you've always accepted us. Thank you for doing what no one else could.

5. For Forgiveness.

Thank you for leaving our mistakes in the past and letting us be better in the future.

6. For teaching us everything we know.

There's a lot of things we can't learn in school, and you guys taught us all of it. Anything from speaking to cooking, or how to build relationships. We learned it all from you.

7. Putting a meal on the table every night.

Even when you work till 9 pm, you still manage to have a full family meal on the table every single night. Parents are actually just superheroes in disguise.

8. Cooking and getting all of our favorite foods during holiday breaks.

Its the best feeling in the whole world after dining hall food and Ramen Noodles. Thank you.

9. Hugs.

Parents just give the best hugs in the whole world, the kind that instantly make you feel happy and warm on the inside. Nothing compares.

10. Loving us unconditionally.

Thank you for doing the one thing in the world no one else can. Your unconditional love has helped us through bad friendships, rough days, and the endless mistakes we are bound to make. Thank you for your love.


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