I am very thankful for my parents. They've been there every step of the way for me, and have given me everything that I could ever dream of. (Not is a spoiled way) My parents started with nothing at a very young age and they are still together after 25 years. They have given me a life that many kids will never know. They are paying for a college education for me that will allow me to succeed in life. They've given me horses and dogs that will forever have a great impact on my life.
I've never wanted for anything regarding a roof over my head, food in my belly and clothes on my body. Even when I was young, my parents made sure their kids were well taken care of, even if they had to do without. As I grow older, I begin to understand the sacrifices that were made for my brother and I.
My dad went to college for 1 semester and college wasn't for him. He started painting airplanes where he met my mom when he was 21. My mom was 18. They had already planned on getting married, but my mom got pregnant and she had 2 kids by the time she was 21. She started college when she was 23 and went for Nursing. She went to school from 8am to 3pm, then worked from 330pm to 11pm and then started the day all over again, week after week, month after month. I'm 23 now and can't imagine a life with a husband, 2 kids, a job and going to nursing school. WoW. But she did it, and graduated with honors. My dad 12 years ago, started his own business painting airplanes and has worked from the ground up, and they are now a top 10 small airplane painting business in the world.
If I could be half the person that my parents have been in their lifetime, I could die a happy person. I can't thank them enough.
"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."