I truthfully don't know where I would be without you. I know we've had a good relationship my entire life, but in the past few years, it's strengthened.
You're the reason every bad day has a happy ending. You're my favorite person to call when I need it. You're my favorite person to talk to when I need encouragement, whether it be academically or personally.
You're the reason I love sports so much, and when people ask me how I know the things I do, I say it's because of you.
You're the reason I know it's OK to have emotions. When Boompa died, it was the first time I saw you cry all 15 years of my life. It reminded me that even the strongest people struggle sometimes and taught me that it's OK to cry.
You're the reason I believe I can do absolutely anything I set my mind to. When I decided to change my major, you didn't question me or doubt me, you told me you were proud of me.
You're the reason I'm so determined and motivated to get the career I want. You taught me how to learn from my mistakes and focus on what really matters.
You're the reason I have the opportunity to work hard. Without your hard work, continuing into your 60's, I wouldn't be able to attend the school I do. You gave up your dreams so I could chase mine. I'm forever grateful for the time you've spent to make my life easier.
You're the reason I'm so independent. You taught me how to drive in a church parking lot, cook spaghetti, pump gas, and attempted to help me ride a bike even though I was too afraid (I still am).
You're the reason I know how to be a good parent. I still don't know if I want kids yet, but if it does end up happening I know how I'll raise them: just as you raised me.
You're the reason I know what I deserve. After my last
Thank you for everything you've done for me in the past 18 years, I wouldn't be who I am without your guidance and support. I love you.
Your little girl