Thank You Letter To My Parents

Thank You Letter To My Parents

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Mom and Dad,

Now that it's Christmas break, you are going to be getting your fill of me for a whole month. I am sure that by the end of these four weeks you will be ready to ship me back to school, but I thought that I would take this time to thank you for the things I take for granted, and never seem to remember to thank you for.

Thank you for sending me to college. I may complain about homework, tests, endless hours in the library, and saving money, but I need to be thankful that I am here. Not everyone gets to go to college, and not everyone will have the college experience I have, and I thank you for that. College is not supposed to be easy, but good things don't come easily.

Thank you for your support. No matter what major I chose, what sorority I'm in, you are nothing but supportive. You give 100 percent of your support, whether it be sharing my articles on your Facebook pages or wearing my sorority stickers on game day and coming to the parent events, and it makes me feel so unbelievably loved.

Thank you for answering my phone calls. I may call you 10 times a day, but it doesn't matter. You almost always pick up the phone and talk to me for as long as I need you to. It's hard to be a college student; you understand that sometimes I just need to hear a familiar voice. Our daily phone calls get me through the week, no matter how hard it the week may be.

Thank you for the encouragement. It doesn't matter how bad I do on a test or how terrible a class is for me, you are always there to offer some sort of encouragement. Things as simple as a good luck text before a test I am nervous about do so much, whether you know it or not.

Thank you for accepting my flaws. I'm annoying, bratty, stubborn, and you accept me. You don't try to change me, you just ask me to try to reign in my stubbornness and to be open to more things and to accept when I'm wrong. You love me unconditionally, no matter how mean I accidentally am to you, no matter how bad I may do in a class, no matter how cynical I can be, and for that I am forever thankful.

With love,

Your annoying, bratty, stubborn, but thankful daughter.

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Dear Mom,

I hope you know that I appreciate you.

You are the hardest working woman I know, continuously putting your family before yourself. Thank you for doing all of the tedious jobs that no one wants to do like keeping the house in order, cooking the food, and doing the laundry. Thank you for constantly putting up with my siblings and I. Thank you for always supporting us in our interests and hobbies. Thank you for investing in our daily lives and listening to our minor problems. Thank you for always loving us unconditionally.

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I hope you know I'm sorry.

I know I can be a big pain in the butt sometimes, and for that I'm sorry. I'm sorry for yelling at you, arguing with you, not listening to you, and making dumb decisions at times, but thank you for loving me anyways. Thank you for helping me stand back up, teaching me right from wrong, and pushing me to be the very best version of me.

I hope you know your love inspires me.

You live your life with a love that is contagious. Whether its nurturing love, tough love, friendly love, or romantic love, you have it all and you show it daily. The love you and Dad share is something I hope to find one day and the love you have for your family is evident in the way you constantly put us first.

I hope you know that you are my biggest role model and hero.

Ever since I was a little girl, you have been the person I have looked to in my life. You are strong, independent, confident, loving, supportive, and nurturing-- everything I strive to be as a woman and as a future mother. You give the best advice, even when I don't always take it. Though, I should know better by now because mothers always know best. Without you in my life, I honestly don't know where I'd be.

I hope you know that you are my best friend.

Not only are you my biggest cheerleader supporting me in everything I do, you are the person I talk to about everything, whether it's good or bad. I'm honestly so thankful for the relationship we share because I've had countless screwups and you literally give the best advice. Seriously, thank you for being the person I can count on at all times, at any time of the day or even night to just talk with. I mean we really do have some of the best conversations, best laughs, best cries (when needed), and the most fun watching cheesy chick flicks together or going on crazy shopping adventures.

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I hope you know that I am here for you--until the very end.

I don't mean to make you cry or anything -- even though you probably already are, but I want you to know that when the time comes, I'm going to be there for you just like all of these years you've been here for me. I will be there to support you, talk with you, laugh with you, cry with you, and love you for all of my life.

Honestly, I can't really imagine my life without you -- but it doesn't matter because I wouldn't be here without you, so here's to you.

Thank you for being you.

Love you lots!

Your daughter.

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