When is the last time you’ve thanked your parents? Not for anything extraordinary, just because. A simple “thank you for being the person you are.” Thank you for supporting me through my academic endeavors from preschool until senior year. Thank you for constantly being my biggest fans and relentlessly cheering me on despite the score sometimes not working out in my favor. Thank you for giving me advice; although I might not take it initially, you’re usually right (it’s hard for me to admit I’m wrong sometimes — I️ get that from you).
Thank you for making me feel safe and secure when I am upset and need someone to talk to. Thank you for correcting my essays at whatever ghastly hour I️ send them to you from the occasional procrastinated moments. Thank you for being understanding despite my stress outbreaks and sometimes moody days. Thank you for driving from state to state, for college visit after college visit, for interview after interview whether it be at 5 a.m. or 11 p.m. Thank you for plugging in my computer and phone and putting my books away when I fall asleep studying even though you tell me to go to sleep. Thank you for staying up until I finish my homework so that I “wasn’t alone.” Thank you for supplying me with ample amount of coffee to get me through tests, midterms, and all-nighters. Thank you for the ice cream runs after every college acceptance or after a very stressful day.