It took me only all of my life to get to this moment. Today is the first day that I truly realized my parents really want me to be all I can be. Never before did I realize that my parents truly want me know myself and be who I want to be. They do not want me to walk in their shoes and do what they did. They do not want me to do what they did not do. They want what’s best for me. They want me to get what I want, not what they think I want. They truly want me to think for myself; they do not want me to be their carbon copy and believe everything they believe. It only takes a few words, repeated many times in my life, but it took a lifetime to understand. My parents are my allies and my greatest fans.
I truly wish that everyone could feel what I feel today. I want to share this feeling with others.