8 Things I have to tell my parents before it's too late


My parents are the two best people I know in the whole world. I have had the fortune of growing up with a father and a mother who support me in everything I do. They have always made sure that I am well, healthy and safe, and they never forget to remind me how much they love me. I will be eternally grateful to have had the opportunity to be raised by two people who care so deeply for their children.

I can not imagine my life without them and I have decided better not to think about the fact that they will not be with me forever. Sometimes, my commitments make me disconnect from my family, but I will try to tell them everything I need before losing them forever.

1. I think of you every day

Even when I'm busy with all the things that life offers me in my twenties, I'm always thinking of you.

I know that sometimes they can feel that I do not make an effort to maintain contact, but rest assured that they are always in my mind. They are my blood and I feel them both in the depths of my soul.

2. I really appreciate everything you have done for me

I know I do not say it often, but I'm really grateful for everything they've done for me. Even small things do not go unnoticed, and I've never forgotten to say thank you, although sometimes it's just in my head.

How would I have paid for my studies without you, dad? How could I have repaired my broken heart without you, Mom? I treasure every act of kindness, because I know they love me very much.

3. I love you more than all the stars in heaven

I do what I can to tell them more often, but I simply can not reach the words to tell them how much I love them. I am very fortunate to have them by my side, no matter what I decide to do.

Even when they are no longer here, you will be my strength to keep going. I adore you both, please never forget it.

4. I know how much they have sacrificed for me

And, truly, I can not imagine how difficult those sacrifices must have been for you. Having children means putting them before yourselves, putting your needs before yours and always making decisions based on what is best for them.

I can not bear the thought that they ever wondered if I liked or not everything that they gave to make my life better. Do you know something? I've had the best life anyone could have imagined, and it's all been thanks to you.

5. I am a better person because I have you as parents

I am the person that I am, thanks to you two: with willpower and passion. You two have helped me grow, and I love your kindness, passion and compassion.

You have taught me to love, to fight and to believe in me. If other parents had given me, I would not be who I am now.

I know you know how much I love you and respect you for being my parents. But, I want you to know how much I respect you as a person; I admire them, they are my spiritual guides and my greatest heroes.

6. Those made less deeply

Being away from home hurts me in the deepest part of my heart. My choice to live my own life has nothing to do with how much I love them. I feel nostalgia constantly and, sometimes, I think about what my life would be like if I lived closer to home.

I really miss them, but I also know that they want me to pursue my dreams and make my own life, even if that means being away from you.

7. I have nightmares about losing them

I know I have to make up my mind that they will not be here forever, and that someday, I will have to live a life without parents. All the time I have nightmares about losing them.

I want you to know how much they mean to me. When you have lost them, be sure that the daughter you raised will be strong enough to move on, but I will never be the same, I will never be the same, and it is important for me to know.

8. It will not be a goodbye, but a see you later

Even when they are gone, they will always be with me. I have to remind myself of this frequently. Maybe one day they will no longer physically be with me, but they will always live in my heart.

I want to always remember the little things, and keep those memories of you with me. That's what gives me some comfort at the thought of losing them, because I know that when we lose our loved ones, they will never really go away completely.

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