What do you say about the people that have taught you everything,
I don't know how to describe the love that I have for my parents. Let's take my mom first. She has tried to involve herself in every aspect of my life. Starting at a young age she was a class room mom at my school, donating her time to help out in the classroom, I remember those days, looking forward to being able to see her at school, helping her at recess to staple papers or getting a project ready for the class when we came back from recess.
During my teenage years, like 13-18 I don't really feel like my mother and I were able to communicate like we do now. I am sure that it was for the better, I didn't deserve to be treated like adult that I thought I was, because I wasn't
one. I can remember when I went through my first real break up, I was 17 and it was the worst thing that had ever happened to me at the time, she sat next to me, while I laid in bed, telling me that it would be ok, and this would pass, I didn't believe her, hell I didn't even want her there at the time, but looking back now as an adult, it was the kindest thing that anyone has ever done for me. Thank you.
Now as an adult, I talk and interact with my mother as equals, we meet for lunch and sit and talk enjoying each others company. I truly enjoy our time together, I have been able to get to know her so much better in the last few years. I have always looked at her as a mother but not always as a person, and I now feel like I know the person that is my mom. I love you.
Wow ok, my dad, my dad is the person that I have wanted to grow up and be. Looking back at my childhood, I remember the two of us playing catch in the back yard. When I struggled with my weight in middle school, he took me to the gym with him. I have very fond memories spending my afternoons with him at the gym. I wasn't just about losing weight, it was one of the first times that I can remember him really encouraging me, pushing me to do better than I thought I could be. Thank you for that. He volunteered to coach my baseball team when I was
in 7th grade, I knew that he didn't know much about coaching a team, but he did it for me. Looking back I truly appreciate the sacrifice that must have been.
As I got older my dad and I butted heads a lot. I thought that we would never be ok. I tried to push against his rules, his judgment, his way of thinking. I thought I was right and he was wrong and that was that, man how wrong I was. As the years have gone by and I have matured, I see now what he was trying to teach me. What makes you a man and a good person is not what you say but what you do,talk is cheap. He is the hardest working person I know and I can't thank you enough for giving me all you did. I still struggle to feel like I deserve it. He came to all my games in high school, never missing one. It's like he was the team dad everyone knew how he was and who his kid was, he was so proud. I love you. I treasure my relationship with you, thank you for being such a good man and teaching me how to be one.
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