My Parents… are the best!

Later this week, I will be
celebrating my 21st birthday. It is a little crazy to think that I
have been alive for almost twenty-one years. I remember when I was younger
thinking I would never make it to age 10, 16, or 18, and now, I am quickly approaching
21. However, the point of this blog is not the fact that I am turning 21, the
point of this particular blog post is to thank the two people who have helped
me more than anyone else in the world: my dad and mom.

It always seems like kids (or even college students) are talking about
how the have the greatest parents. But that isn’t possible, because I am
confident that I have the best parents in the world! Since I can remember, my
parents have always been sacrificing for me. My mom made the sacrifice to stay
home with me and teach me while made dad has made the sacrifice to send me to
private college in a completely different state. I know that raising one child
hasn’t always been easy, but I can say that everything they have done has
helped me become the individual that I am today.

Being an only child who was
home-schooled, I spent a large amount of time with my parents. While some kids
might not enjoy spending that much time with family, I greatly enjoyed the time
we spent together. Because we were always together when I was younger, I have
consistently had a strong relationship with both of them. I always remember my
parents being there for me no matter what the situation was. I hope that
someday I can follow in their example and be the same kind of parent for my own

So Dad and
Mom, no matter what direction God takes me in life, I will always be thankful
for the two of you. Your love, support, and teaching has helped shape me into
the person I am today. The older I have gotten the more I have realized just
how special you both are to me. Thank you for everything you have given me
throughout my life. I can’t wait to see you later this week! I love you both!!

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Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!