I have two of the most AMAZING women in my life! Women I admire and look up to, love and cherish with my whole heart. I feel compelled during this time of thanksgiving to show and tell these ladies how much they have meant to me over the past 31 years.
Both had a hand in looking out for and raising me to be the woman I am today. We’ve had our trials and tribulations, but it always made our relationships even stronger than before.
Mom…I want to thank you for being such a solid rock in my life. Your unconditional love and support have gotten me through so many hard times I can’t even count them. From holding my hand in the doctor’s office, to letting me sleep in your room after I had a nightmare (even when I was in high school), I have never doubted the depth of your love for me.
I know that being a single mommy of two growing girls was hard. I hope you to know that you rocked it!! I don’t know a lot of women who could have done as fine a job as you did raising Chrissy and I. Thank you for all the sacrifices that you made for us. You’re such an amazing woman!
Chrissy…I want to thank you for being the best sister a girl could ever ask for. I know it wasn’t very cool to hang out with your younger sister in junior high and high school, but you were always there for me regardless. I always felt safe when you were around (especially during any rare, random fist fights that may or may not break out in a bar).
I never had a doubt in my mind that you had my back. Even when we’ve had a barn burner, I always knew in the back of my mind that you were right and I was wrong or reactive. I know you were only trying to keep me straight. I’m sorry I wasn’t more appreciative during these times. You’ve always been one to see things in the bigger picture when I have had tunnel vision.
I’m so lucky to have you as my best friend. A person I can be myself with and tell anything to. Thank you for who you are.
I love you both and want you to know that I can’t imagine my life without you! We’ve had a great life together. Both of you are the foundation that has help me build a solid life of happiness and contentment. Mountain to mountain, sky to the ground…I love you both!!!