Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 8: A Thank You Letter

Thank you has never felt strong enough. Every time I say the words, they never do my feelings justice. When I was younger, I had no idea. Even when I hurt and betrayed everything about our relationship, you both still stood up and held your hands out to me. Even when I didn't realize I needed help, your selflessness and love helped me through more than you can ever imagine. I know I wasn't always the best daughter. Maybe that's why I never felt like "thank you" was ever enough. Not only have you always been there, the examples you both show are always strong in my heart. You both stand strong in what you believe. And that has always given me strength to listen to what I believe and fight for it. (even if I may be wrong at times) Your hearts are so big. When ever I think of my parents, I think of two people who anyone could count on to do the best they can to help anyone in need. I think of two people who have a love for those around them. I see two people who have a love for each other that could withstand anything the world gives them.

Dad, your patience is something I have always been grateful for. Your wisdom is an inspiration. I know it seemed that I wasn't listening a good majority of the time, but I always knew if I had a question, you would have the answer. I also am grateful for the example you have shown through out your life when it came to people. You have always seen the good in those around you (with the exception of my boyfriends lol) I have tried to become more like you in that way.

Mom, I know it has never been easy to forgive me. But I thank you for every time you have. It takes a strong person to go through what I have put you through and still be able to say that you love me. You have taught me to forgive. You have also taught me something that I hold very close to my heart. You have taught me that I can overcome anything. That things will get hard and life will beat me down, but I know that I can get up because I have watched you get up. Over and over again you have stood up and continued. I know you don't believe me, but you are one of the strongest people I know.

I have learned so much from both of you. I truly believe I am a better person because of you. Thank you. Thank you so much. I love you.

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