Our life is about to change, in 18 days. I’m not ready, are you? It doesn’t seem like I’m old enough to move out yet. With this big change coming, I wanted to tell you some things, things that I may have failed to mention growing up.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all you’ve done for me. We argue because we both know we are always right. You’ve stood by my side through everything life has thrown my way. No matter what I was doing you encouraged me to be my best. Thank you for allowing me to spend 6 years on my favorite football field with my favorite boys. Thank you for rolling with the punches that came with Rainbow, you stood strong when I couldn’t. Thank you for attending more school things than I can count, it really did mean the world to me. Thank you for being so involved in school while I was growing up. I really do appreciate you answering my questions, even if you think they are stupid or if I have asked them 50 times already. Thank you for the tough life lessons, the punishments, and the unconditional love growing up.
Your constant “What if’s” will follow me for the rest of my life. I promise to kick people who don’t matter out of your funeral, just like you asked. We all know where my sass comes from (hint: it’s not dad!) After all, everyone says we look alike, so we must act alike too… You give so much to others, you never turn away, you are always there even if you’ve been wronged, I admire that. You’ve taught me how important giving is and the need for service. Thank you for loving me for who I am, and not making me be someone I’m not. Thank you and dad for working so hard to make sure I never wanted for anything, you both always made sure I was completely taken care of and had everything I needed to succeed.
Thank you for all your hard work, I hope you feel like it is starting to pay off. Thank you for teaching me the importance of family, especially family game night. Thank you for teaching me the things I need to know to be the best person I can be, even if sometimes I get a little off track! Thank you for teaching me how to be an adult, one day I’ll get the hang of doing things alone. Thank you for all you do.
I love you, Mom. You’re the best role model I could ask for, and even thought I said it’d never happen, you’re my best friend. Thank you for fighting for me, and loving me. Thank you for teaching me that with a little bit of strength and determination anything is possible. You are my hero. Your strength is outstanding. Without you, I wouldn’t be who or where I am today.
Your Baby Girl