I would first like to preface why I decided to write this post. I went back and forth about it wondering if I should just keep it to myself since I guess to some it may seem like bragging. Except my reasoning for writing it is the exact opposite. I want people who are in the same boat as me to see how lucky they are and to be conscious that not everyone is that lucky.
So yes, I am talking about how fortunate I am. But it is in hopes that people in a similar situation see how fortunate they really are.
Dear Mom, Dad and Dillon,
I have always known that I am very fortunate to have you as my family. But as I go further through college I am meeting more and more people. One thing that comes with meeting more people is hearing of their experiences and their family.
I am so lucky to have a both of my parents married and living in the same house. Right now I am trying to think of who in my life has parents with their marriage intact; let me tell you, there is only about fifty percent. Even beyond that, I am so lucky to have parents who actually enjoy spending time with me and Dillon. Some people may have parents with an intact marriage, but that may not necessarily mean that they want to spend time with their children.
I am also very lucky to have a sibling, I realize not everyone has one or wants one–but I don’t know what I would do without you. My life would have been very different. I have learned so much from you whether that was from screaming at each other as kids or making jokes that are literally only funny to us.
This is not to say that we as a family are perfect, but in a lot of ways we are. Everything we go through we go through together. Even when I’m having a bad day and I’m wondering why something is happening the way it is. I always have you guys. I am so lucky for that.