This goes out to one of my best friends, Sandy Becker. She lost her father yesterday. It was sudden. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
I hope that everyone has wonderful plans with family this weekend. I’ll be spending the weekend with my father’s sister Nan and her family in San Diego. One thing that comes with living 3,000 miles away is that I don’t get to spend every holiday with my immediate family. Fortunately, my mother and father come to town next week and my sister will be in town at the end of the May. I wanted to take the opportunity share my sincere thanks and appreciation to my family and their constant support over the years since I can’t be with them on this Easter Sunday. I miss dying eggs and going to brunch together.
“Unconditional love is loving your kids for who they are, not for what they do … it isn’t something you will achieve every minute of every day. But it is the thought we must hold in our hearts every day.” ~Stephanie Marston
To my mother and father, I just wanted to let you know how much I love you and wouldn’t want anything more in the world than the love and support that you both have shown me since the day that I was born.
Your constant positive outlook towards everything from the start, to understanding the times when I’m upset. The ability for you to make friends anywhere that I certainly learned from you has really helped me navigate the crazy city of Los Angeles. I can’t believe that I have now lived on my own out here for almost five years. I am so thankful that you have taught me the ways of independence. I enjoy every moment we spend together, no matter how short or long it may be. I know that we don’t get many opportunities to catch up but I want you to know how much I love and think about you both always. You are my mother and father. You both have a very special place in my heart. You’re always looking out for others and putting everyone before yourself. I hope to say that I have gained that trait from both of you as well. All of my friends have always loved you and the unconditional support you give them as well. You both have a certain way with people that just can’t be described. You’ve always been there for me, especially when I’ve needed it most. I love you both so much and miss you every day more than words can say.
To my amazing sister Courtney, we always have so much fun together and I can’t wait to share so many more memories together. You’ve always been so supportive and I’m so thankful that we have each other. I’m thankful I had your room to stay in when I was scared of the Easter Bunny! You are my rock. I admire your giving personality, work ethic and the natural ways you have with kids. Look forward to hiring you as my editor when I can afford to pay you! In addition, we’re traveling the world someday! I love you!
I hope everyone takes this time to reflect and give thanks to family and friends who have had a significant impact in your lives, whether they’re close or far away.