Having supportive and loving parents is one of the best things that can ever happen to you. It’s the greatest gift that life can give you.
And I know this the best. Because my parents fit this category. They’re caring, supportive, loving, and devoted. They’re the people who have helped shape me into the person I am today. They’re the people who have taught me to distinguish right from wrong.
They’re the people who have taught me to stick to my beliefs and values. They’re the people who have taught me to never lower my standards.
They’re the people who have taught me that I have to work hard to get what I want in life. They’re the people who have taught me how to go through life confidently, fearlessly, and proudly. And for that – I’ll be grateful to them forever.
When I tell others that my parents and I are very close (although I’m 28) and that they’re the most important people to me in my life, there’s usually a follow-up question – Are you spoiled? – a question that has only one answer – NO.
No, I am not spoiled. Just because my parents gave me everything that I needed when I was a child, it doesn’t mean that they spoiled me. It doesn’t mean that they shaped me into a woman who is not able to provide for and take care of herself. Because they gave me everything I needed, not necessarily everything I wanted.
And they still give me everything I need. Because they’re the ones I call first when I need to hear a wise piece of advice. They’re the ones who are always there to help me and comfort me. They’re the ones I know I can always rely on. They’re the ones who make me feel safe and protected in this cruel, dangerous world. They’re the ones to whom my happiness is a number one priority.
Because they love me honestly and selflessly. They love me unconditionally.
Because they have a heart of gold and a pure soul.
Because they genuinely care about me.
Because they consider me to be their greatest treasure.
Because I mean the world to them.
Because their love for me has no limits.