Thank You Letter To My Parents
As I reach the end of my junior year, I can’t help but flash back to three years ago when I was getting ready to start college.
Those times seem like a lifetime ago. I realized my parents were always beside me, and I don’t think I ever thanked them for that and for all the things they have done.
So here it goes. Thank you for …
Dealing with a stressed-out college-bound high school senior must not have been easy. All the drama and frustration that went on during that year must have been hard to handle.
This was the year in which SAT scores and GPAs were the bread and butter of the dinner table. Application deadlines and scholarship applications were a daily conversational topic, and dealing with all the college options could be overwhelming.
But you were there through it all, keeping me sane. You made a very scary and daunting life decision seem like something I could take on. And you encouraged me to follow my dreams.
The overwhelming amount of choices and decisions high school seniors make can be a lot to handle.
The realization that choosing a college would be one of the most important decisions I would ever make was a huge stress factor. Without someone there to guide and help ground me, the whole process could have made me or anyone crazy.
But knowing I could count on you for anything gave me the strength and confidence I needed to make the right decision. So thank you for supporting me through every time I changed my mind about schools, majors and my life plan in general.
Without the patience and support of you, my parents, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Everything I have accomplished is thanks to all the effort and dedication you gave me.
But the biggest “thank you” has to be for all the love and affection you gave me. Having the support of someone who loves you unconditionally is truly one of the most important gifts anyone can receive.
I will forever thank you for the hugs when I felt overwhelmed by everything going on around me, for cheering me up when things didn’t go the way I wanted them to, and for making me feel like I could accomplish anything I set my mind to.
3 Years Later You Are Still Here
As I think back to that crazy final year of high school, I realize you have never left my side. You walked me through the transition into college and you’ve stayed with me through all the ups and downs.
I face different challenges now, whether it is deciding on graduate school or joining the workforce after graduation. But regardless of what path I decide to take, knowing you will always be there to support me makes it a little easier.
So thank you for you everything that you do, especially all those little things I might have taken for granted.
Your Happy, Stressed Out, Sometimes Overwhelmed, Ready for Summer Daughter