A Thank You Letter To The Greatest Parents I Could Ever Ask For

A Thank You Letter To The Greatest Parents I Could Ever Ask For

I don't know what you're living with if you don't have parents like mine, just saying.

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I genuinely feel sorry for the people who were not blessed with a set of loving, caring, compassionate parents. You will always be missing out on the best gift you could ever receive, so if you have found something to replace loving parents, let me know what you found! I can't imagine what I would do without my Mom & Dad. For me, family is everything. I'll explain why I am especially thankful for them this week!

Last week, my parents were able to come up for the UT Vs. TTU game and we had a blast. I didn't realize how much I needed to see them and when I did see them, a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Even though my health hasn't been quite the best lately (thanks ulcerative colitis), I felt like it was o.k to have pain and to be comforted by my parents- so I embraced it.

So since I embraced my pain, I was pretty much suffering all weekend, but it was perfectly fine and I felt extra safe with my parents so I suffered in peace if you will. Haha! I'm used to having pain so it wasn't a big deal, I was just happy and on edge to see/be around my parents.

They comforted me through my pain with open arms and did everything they could to help. Seeing them care for me at the few times they get to see me while I am in college is beginning to mean more and more to me. It is special. Little things like going to breakfast mean so much for. Being in their presence feels way more secure than it used to, and I'm sure all of you college kids can relate.

My parents are also my best friends, so even though they are caught up with my daily life events (shout out to FaceTime), I still had more to catch them up on. They told me about how excited they are about our new house being built and we talked more about how their work lives have been lately which is always an interesting topic!

We also laughed a lot at and goofed around wherever we ended up which is highly expected of us, but since we don't get to as much as we used to, these moments mean so much more. Every time my Mom or Dad makes me laugh, they also cause my heart to ache because it reminds me just how special they are to me. I hold them at the very front of my heart, and that is where they will always be.

Mom, Dad- I had such a great time with y'all and I thank God more than you can imagine how thankful I am for you two. I am so grateful for the bond that we three share and I am so happy to be doing life with you guys. I am obsessed with Y'all's marriage and you guys teach me every day what to look for in a spouse. Your love for each other radiates through me and I am so glad to be a part of this family.

I will wrap up my last couple of thoughts with this. Thank you, Mom & Dad, for everything you teach me, and molding me into the person I am today. You did everything when it comes to raising a child perfectly and I cannot wait to prove that to you when I have my own kids one day. I hope to carry on both of your qualities until the end of my time and to simply make the both of you so proud.

Love Y'all lots and I am happy to be home for Thanksgiving break with the family.

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I'm Not 'Spoiled,' I Just Won't Apologize For Having Great Parents

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When I tell people that I am the baby of my family, there is always a follow-up question asking if I am spoiled. As I was a child, perhaps the situation was a little different because I did not receive material things but instead got my way or rarely was punished. I was most likely spoiled rotten in that sense, especially by my grandparents. Fast forward to the age of 19 and I can say that my parents give me everything that I need, not necessarily everything that I want.

But I still don't think I'm spoiled.

I might legally be an adult, but my parents still provide for me. I may live at school during the semester, but my parents don't charge me rent or utilities when I am at home. My mom still does my laundry. They pay my phone bill monthly. When my mom goes grocery shopping, she doesn't have me chip in to help. She will make sure the bathroom is stocked with tampons or shampoo so I don't have to worry about it. The both of them make sure I have the sufficient needs to not be hungry, cold, or without shelter.

They do all of these things because they want what is best for me.

While they pay my student loans, I give them money to cover it as well as a little extra each month for different expenses. If we go out to eat, I do offer to pay but often get shut down and end up leaving the tip instead. I help around the house and sometimes make trips to the store for food or cleaning supplies, not asking for money to be paid back.

I have a job that gives me decent hours, but my parents understand that money for a college kid is tough.

I pay for my own luxuries such as makeup, cute clothes, even to get my hair cut. Spoiled is typically defined as "damaged by having been given everything they want." Do I want another dog? Yes. Do I have one? No. Do I want a swimming pool in my backyard? Yes. Do I have one? Again, no. That is because both my mother and father still believe in working for what you want and even their daughter doesn't get a free pass unless it's her birthday or Christmas. Do I still have everything I could ever need? Yes.

My parents do the exact same thing for my brother and sister who are older than I am.

I know if I have a problem, whether it be financial or crucial, I can turn to them for help. A lot of people my age don't have parents like I do and I am extremely grateful for them and everything that they do. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

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Thank You, Mom And Dad For Giving Me Everything You Didn’t Have

Thank you for letting me be a kid, but now it's time for me to grow up

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Growing up it was hard to see that money didn't just come out of thin air. I am very fortunate to have the parents that I do and because of that I never had to worry about the next meal on the table or not going to college.

However, different from most people I know, my family is different. Growing up my parents had nothing. And no they weren't homeless and their family was always there for them, but they did grow up relatively poor.

My mom always told me that she never wanted me to experience anything that she had to go through. She didn't want me to have 3 jobs and no social life. She didn't want me to have to wake up at five o'clock in the morning to deliver newspapers to the neighbors, she didn't want me to have that. She always used to say my job was to be a kid.

And although yes, I was very privileged growing up, and still am, I have to give all the credit to my parents for making me see where I came from. I know that my parents worked so hard to get to where they are today.

Both of my parents had the determination and motivation to get them to where they are today. And no they didn't go to some prestigious university, but they didn't need to. They were smart and people saw potential within them.

And I say thank you to you, mom and dad because you taught me how to be kind, thankful, and humble. Looking back I could see that I was spoiled and not thankful or understanding of it, but I know now.

Your little girl has now landed herself a job and leadership positions in two student organizations right here on campus. I'm learning who I am and what I want to be. Thank you for letting me be a kid, not having a worry in the world. Thank you, your little girl is finally growing up.

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