Dear Family,

Thank you for being my biggest supporters. Thank you for loving me even when you hate me. Thank you for constantly putting my happiness before your own. Thank you for all the opportunities you have given me in order to reach the utmost success. Thank you for teaching me how to love. Thank you for giving me people to look up to. I can’t ever say this enough, but thank you.

Momma: you are the light of my life. All that I am, all that I hope to be, I owe to you. You taught me what it means to love unconditionally and how to work hard for something I am passionate about and to never ever, under any circumstance, give up. You are the reason for my faith, and I love growing in Christ with you. You show me that hard works amounts to success, but your success means nothing without a strong family; money doesn’t buy you happiness, the people you surround yourself with does. Thank you for being my role model and my biggest fan. I can’t thank you enough for all you do for our perfect little family. You are my hero.

Daddy: you are my world. You have taught me what true love is; what it’s like to have a soul mate. The way you love my mother is extraordinary. All I want in love, is what you and mom have. You taught me that it’s okay to wait and be careful with my heart. You taught me to have high expectations and to never be afraid to be the best version I can be. Your main priority is us. My goal in this lifetime, is to marry someone exactly like you. Thank you for being the one man in my life who never disappoints me- who always has my back no matter what. Thank you for loving my mom and for loving us with everything you have.

Big Sister: thank you for being my first best friend and my first role model. Being your little sister, I look up to you in every sense of the word. You may think I do not like you because of all of our bickering, but that will only make us stronger in the end. Bickering aside, you take care of me like I am one of your own. You are so brilliant, beautiful and kind (most days) and I can’t wait to see the woman you become. Thank you for playing a strong woman role in my life.

Little Brother: thank you for being someone who has never broken my heart. You may be my little brother, but you watch out for me and protect me like you’re the older sibling. You amaze me day in and day out with how compassionate you are for the people you love and the things you love. Thank you for being my best friend, inspiration and confidant. I am so blessed to have a man in my life who puts the protection of my heart before there’s. Thank you for the late night pep talks and constant reminder of how special I am.

To all the big sisters, little sisters, big brothers, little brothers, and moms and dads out there, thank you. You have no idea how much your love and guidance gets us through the toughest times.

So take time today and call your family, let them know how much you appreciate them; guaranteed it will make their day.