Hazel-Rose Mendham

Hazel-Rose Mendham

I am taking this time to thank the two people who are, quite literally, the reason I’m here; my wonderful, superhero Mum, and my unbeatable role model Dad.
Firstly, Dad, I want to thank you for staying with me every single day. The last ten years have been anything but easy, and this summer will be the absolute hardest yet. But I can say with confidence, that because I am your daughter, because you gave me your strength and I will never stop feeling you cheering me on, I will always continue to push forward in life, always aiming to make you proud.
And to Mama; thank you. Thank you for always reminding me how proud you are of me. Thank you for always making me feel like I am capable, independent, and that I have grown, and am continuing to grow, into the woman you dreamed I would become.
Thank you both, endlessly, for supporting me, whether physically, or in spirit. Without having both of you I know with certainty I would not be half the person I am today. Thank you for supporting me even when I cease to believe in myself, thank you for always pushing me to prove my absolute best. Thank you for being there for me. I cannot thank both of you enough, and I will always continue to show how eternally grateful I am to have the best parents, the best role models. I love you both more than words can begin to express.