College Students Would Be Nothing Without Their Moms

College Students Would Be Nothing Without Their Moms

Thank you for loving me from a far and trusting the person I am becoming.
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College is the time to study, learn more about yourself, have a great time and make incredible friends you've been waiting your whole life to have. But, it can be hard living without the family, wishing we had more money, feeling an overwhelming amount of pressure and constantly feeling stressed. I am not sure about you, but I seem to call that one person every time I hit a bump in the road, don't have anyone to talk to on the bus, or need serious advice. That someone would be my mom.

Yes, I am supposed to be living on my own and figuring out this new journey solo, but sometimes I need reassurance to continue with my day, need someone to tell me it's OK, or someone to express my frustrations with.

To all the moms out there: thank you for sticking by our sides even when we aren't home.

You're always one phone call away

I know you have a life as well, but thank you for always picking up the phone and finding time to chat. It may be important, it may not be, but sometimes hearing your voice can make a big difference in our days.

Moms know how to cheer us up

Thank you for always knowing the best things to say. Whatever your case may be, moms always seem to figure out how to turn a negative situation into a positive. Bad day? Thank you, moms, for always having the best words to turn a day around.

Thank you for giving us space

I am thankful that you are giving me space and the opportunity to grow as my own individual woman. You have guided me for several years and shown me the path to becoming a strong and successful lady. Thank you for letting me make my own decisions, grow as my own person, and make mistakes to see where this life will take me.

On the opposite end of that, thank you for being there when I make a mistake and need advice. You are there when needed, but give me enough space to blossom.

Moms push us to take advantage of every opportunity

Thank you for pushing and guiding me to take every opportunity possible. Sometimes, it can be scary to put ourselves out there and jump outside of our comfort levels. Getting new jobs, applying for new positions, working towards being a leader, and pushing for academic success can be stressful and a lot to balance and think about alone. I am saying thank you for always helping me create pro's and con's as well as thinking about all of my opportunities and tell me to always learn more.

Thank YOU

Thank you, mom, for being there even though I am far away. Thank you for loving me from a far and trusting my decisions. I couldn't be the woman I am without you and I am very thankful I have you to call, no matter what time of the day.



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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Why I Appreciate My Parents So Much

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One thing I've noticed, the older I've gotten, is how much I appreciate my parents.

We've become so close, it's almost funny to think at one point I looked at them so much differently. When I was younger, my parents were much more strict than they are now. They disciplined differently and didn't let me do certain things. The older I've gotten, the more freedom I've gotten, which is one big sigh of relief.

My parents are such great people. Throughout my whole life, I've always had friends of parents or people who know my parents tell me how great they both are. I'm so blessed to have been raised by them and to have gotten their characteristics.

My mom is so loving and generous, and she thinks of literally everyone else in her life before herself. She's smart and funny, and she is always there when I need someone to talk to. She's taught me how to be courteous, kind, funny (with her sense of humor), and most importantly, accepting towards others.

The older I get, the more I realize how similar I am to her. She's my favorite woman in the whole world. We understand each other.

My dad is a thoughtful, hilarious, wise, and helpful guy who has taught me so many lessons throughout the years. He always makes sure my finances are in order, even more than I do. He keeps me laughing with his funny stories and made-up songs that he sings. He always asks me how my day was every time I walk through the door. He is so adorable and thoughtful, and I'm so happy I got his wit and humor.

His smile lights up a room and I'm so happy I've been hearing his laugh and will continue to for the rest of my life.

Another great thing about my parents is that they've taught me what love looks like. They're so loving, kind, and patient towards each other. I've rarely ever seen them fight in my life. They still treat one another how they did when they first started dating. I have friends and know people whose parents aren't together, and I'm so lucky to say I can't imagine what that's like.

My parents complete each other; they are soulmates. I'm so lucky and appreciative that I get to have the honor of watching their love play out throughout their lives.

I'm so happy and thankful that these are the parents I ended up with. They're the best. I hope to be half of my parents when I become a parent myself.

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