My least favorite day of the year is the day that I need to say goodbye to the people that I love the most. After spending 3.5 wonderful weeks with my parents my least favorite day has come.

Dear Papa & Mama,

Thank you for flying across the world to come and kiss me.

Thank you for holding me into your arms and making me feel safe.

Thank you for carefully opening the door to my little heart where still so many tears were hiding.

Thank you for being my best friends, my greatest mentors, my motivation and my deepest roots.

Thank you for your perpetual belief in my limitless potential.

Thank you for showing me what unconditional love is. You are the living proof that love has no boundaries.

Thank you for loving me when I am not so lovable.

Thank you for lifting me up when I am at my lowest.

Thank you for being my number one fan.

Thank you for raising me with such kindness.

Thank you for believing in me when I don’t even believe myself.

Thank you for teaching me to look fear directly in the face until it backs down.

Thank you for showing me what hard work looks like. For showing me that nothing comes easy, and that countless hours of blood, sweat and tears really does pay off.

Thank you for showing me how to fight for what I believe in. In life, love, and everything in between. For giving me the strength to stand up for myself and expect nothing less than the very best.

Thank you for showing me true love in its rarest form, what it feels like, and how it can extend beyond life’s obstacles and challenges.

Thank you for all the advice, even when I’m too stubborn to take it.

Thank you for being my parents. I’m honored to be your daughter. Without each of you, I’d be nowhere near the person I am – and the person I’m still working on becoming. I give you my word that I will fearlessly chase my wildest dreams. I will let my light always shine bright. I will always be kind to every person that will cross my path, I will never give up and I will never back down from what I believe in.

With as much love as the world can contain,


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