I love my family, my mom and dad. They have always been there for me to support me.
They were there when I fell... to help me up and dust me off.
They encouraged me to reach for the stars and be the best I could be.
Even though I lived a blessed life, a life full of privilege I chose to leave
go out and spread my wings, I wanted to be independent.
Even though I was on my own, my parents were there supporting me from a distance.
I moved out on my own when I was 18 years old, I was so young, so naive,
but it's because of my parents encouragement and support I was able to accomplish so much.
So what have I accomplished since I left my parents home, well that's a good question!
I moved to a big city all on my own, away from all my family.
I got my very own apartment
I accepted my God as my savior
I met the most wonderful man Ryan
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Social Work
I got a full time permanent job in my field
I moved to yet another city where I knew no one
I married that wonderful man
We rented an apartment that we made our own
We bought our first house and have made it a home.
We got a puppy who we love so much (she is so fluffy in this picture)
Wow I had never really taken the time to slow down and looked back on all the things I've done
since I left the safety and security of my parents home over 9 years ago.
I do know, if it wasn't the for the support, wisdom and encouragement of my parents
I wouldn't be where I am today.
I encourage you to slow down, maybe even just for a moment,
and think about what you have accomplished in you life, it will surprise you.