To my Mom and Dad,

There are no amount of words I can put together for how thankful I am for both of you. I never say it enough, but I am so grateful for all of the things you do for not only me but my siblings too. You have taught me how to strive for the things I want, to always push through the hard times, and to love others as much as I can.

Thank you for dealing with the endless soccer games, tournaments, and practices.

Thank you for dealing with my phone calls to you both when walking to class every day.

Thank you for always making me laugh when I'm down or upset.

Thank you for teaching me to love myself and know my worth.

Thank you for supporting me and all of the decisions I make about my future.

Thank you for still loving me through all of the mistakes and troubles I have caused during my rebellious years.

Thank you for always helping me with homework assignments or editing a paper at the last minute before a deadline.

Thank you for working so hard in life to give me the best life I could possibly have.

Thank you for the countless birthdays, Easter basket deliveries even in college, flowers on Valentine's day, you truly make me feel loved anytime you can.

I don't always tell you thank you, or for how grateful I truly am for the both of you, but I am.

Without having you guys by my side in life, I honestly have no idea where I would be right now. Being away from home has made me realize how thankful I am to always have you guys to go to, no matter the distance between us. You've taught me what I want to be as a parent for my children one day. I love you both endlessly.