After last week's Happy Thought, I need to make absolutely clear. And that's that my parents--my family is amazing. Thus the following:
We may not agree on everything--but that's okay. I'm very happy with how I was raised, even if I don't subscribe to a religion now that I'm older. I certainly don't bear you or dad any ill for that, regardless what my feelings towards the church may be. You raised me to be kind, caring, compassionate--to always believe in something bigger than myself and to forgive always one more time. You are the best I could ever hope for, ask for, dream for. I love you with all of my heart.
You have nothing to apologize to me for. Ever. The hard times I went through were necessary and I came out on top. I will never leave you. If I ever feel that lost again, I will always reach out to you for help if I need it. You have always been a rock for me to hold onto when I feel like I'm drowning.
Thank you for always wanting the best for me. Thank you for making me independent. Thank you for being my friend.