Things I Want My Parents To Know

Things I Want My Parents To Know

We don't realize how blessed we are, until we're pushed out into the world, and forced to stand on our own two feet.

I was fortunate enough to be raised by two of the greatest people in the world, my parents. It's a funny thing really. We don't usually realize how blessed we are by our parents, until we're pushed out into the great, big world and forced to stand on our own two feet. My Mom & Dad have always been there for me and I know that they always will be. They were at every soccer game, every piano recital, and every martial arts lesson. They were involved parents, and I can't tell you how many times I heard, "Wow, you are lucky to have such amazing parents". They've always pushed me to be the best version of myself. My parents have instilled in me morals and values that I will carry with me forever. When it comes down to it, they mean more to me than I could ever put into words.

These are all the things I want my parents to know:

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for every sacrifice you've made. I know that I won't be able to completely understand this until I'm a parent of my own, but I can tell you how thankful I am. For the thousands of times you've put my needs before your own, for giving me grace when I messed up, and helping me fix my mistakes, for the time, money, and love that you have poured into me from day one, and for all that you still do, even when you don't need to -just because you are the most dedicated parents out there-, thank you.

You are my greatest role models. You two are my "everyday heroes", because that's truly how I see you both. You have always represented the highest levels of hard work, dedication, and honesty. You've shown me the great importance of faith and family. If there's something to be done, you don't rest until the task is completed. You serve without complaining, because that's just the kind of people you are.

Thank you, for the many life lessons that you've taught me about anything and everything. Whether it be politics, finances, cars, or careers- your vast wisdom on seemingly every subject still amazes me.

You mean everything to me. In the midst of my college years, I've come to realize that no matter where I go in life, I always want you guys to be there. A world without the two of you, is a world that I never want to have to live in. So, in case I don't say it often enough, I love you.

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.


So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?



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I Am Who I Am Today Because Of These People, And I Can't Thank Them Enough For Everything

Thank you.


This is to all the people in my life that have helped me become the person I am today. You deserve more than just a "Thank you" from me, but I want to let you all know that I appreciate every single one of you.

To my parents,

I can't thank you guys enough for teaching me so much about life. Throughout my life, you've guided me through most things that I haven't even discovered on my own yet. You have taught me that I need help with money even though I continue to spoil myself. You have taught me to continue to believe in myself regardless of how difficult it can be at times. Thank you for everything that you have always done for me.

To my sisters,

You may constantly make fun of me for everything that I do — I do deserve it most of the times — you mean the world to me. You have taught me and showed me to be kind to everyone. Isn't that ironic? All jokes aside, you are the best sister I could ever ask for!

To my best friend,

The one who knows absolutely everything about me. The one who I FaceTime every single day. The one who has proven to me that I belong on this planet. The one who has helped me realize that I can do an endless amount of things with my life. Thank you for all the continuous support that you give me. You truly are the most thoughtful and encouraging best friend.

To my ex-best friend,

Even though you aren't really in my life anymore, I can't thank you enough for all the lessons I learned from you about myself. You encouraged me through tough times, reassuring me that I can do anything. You showed me that I have such a big heart. You taught me that I can dream with my eyes wide open. You taught me that I have such a gift — and I need to share it. Thank you for a solid friendship even if it was just for a little while.

To my coworkers,

You are the only reason why I'm still working. Our work environment is so amazing because of you. I look forward to coming to work because you have become my other family. Thank you for allowing me to have fun and be myself while at work.

To my roommates,

I know you have to deal with me constantly getting new pets or doing something stupid. I am shocked but thankful (of course) that put up with me. You are always so supportive of everything that I do. I could never thank you guys enough for all that you do. I hope you never get too tired of me!

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