Thursday, 14 February 2013

An Important Day...Thanks Mom & Dad

February 14th is a VERY important day to me...it's the day I made my grand entrance into this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful, beautiful life (bonus points if you know this song).  

I've been reflecting a lot the past couple of days...now isn't the time for my musings. 

But, I will say this: I've been very blessed in my twenty-something years. I've had more than most, I've experienced more than most and I've accomplished more than most. I'm happy with what I'm doing and I'm happy with the path my life is on.

What I really want to do, is talk about my parents. 
 
More than anything, I wanted to thank my parents. Without them, I wouldn't be here- literally! My parents have stood by my side. They've cheered me on. They've supported me. They've laughed with me and celebrated with me. They've held me and comforted me while I cried. They gave me hope. They inspired me. 

My parents have always...ALWAYS...done what they could for me. I've always had everything I needed (and most things I wanted). No matter how big and crazy my dreams were, they always said I could do it and did what they could to help me accomplish them. 

No matter how busy they were...they were always there for me.

They were both, in their own way, amazing examples of how to be kind, selfless and generous people, and how to live a life you can always be proud of. 
 
They have kept me grounded and humbled, while making sure I had every advantage. 

I wasn't always nice to them or appreciative (hello teenage years), but I have always loved them. I'm thankful that my parents are, well, my parents. I appreciate them putting up with me, as well as everything they have ever done for me. 

I'm truly the luckiest girl in the world because of who my mom and dad are. 

I couldn't ask for a better gift, birthday or otherwise, than the gift of my parents.


 

9 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! And I LOVE that song you referenced! Having wonderful parents is SUCH an amazing thing!!!

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  2. I really a really amazing relationship with my parents as well. It makes me so sad when other people talk about their parents in a negative way. I can't imagine what my life would be like without two such awesome, fabulous, supportive parents.

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!

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  4. Happy birthday!!! :)
    This post is so sweet!!

    Also, I totally get bonus points and now that song is stuck in my head!

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  5. AWWW, best post ever! :) You know your parents must have been beaming with pride when they read this! Stopping by from SITS Sharefest on Twitter.

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  6. I have never met anyone with a bday on Valentine's day, awesome!

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