Micaela Haroldson

Micaela Haroldson

Thank You Mom & Dad

I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without the help of my mom and dad; they are without a doubt the most important people in my life. I would like to thank my mom and my dad for being my biggest supporters and shaping me into the individual I am today.

To my dad, thank you for always protecting and watching over your little girl throughout her child and adulthood. Thank you for spending countless hours helping me with anything and everything; no matter if I needed help with sports, school or problems in my life you were always there ready to help me through it. Your selfless, driven and independent ways have made me want to aspire to follow in your footsteps. You have taught me to believe I am capable of doing anything I desire and you have shown me it is okay to fail as long as you get back up and try again. I know wherever my future takes me you will be there to pick me up when I fall and love and support me unconditionally. Thank you for the endless amount of time you spend at work so your children have the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Throughout my life you have strived to provide the best for your family and you have given us so many amazing opportunities. Dad, you have shown us how to work for what we want and never settle for any less than we deserve. Thank you for always being my number one supporter in whatever I decide to pursue. I honestly do not know what I would do without you in my life dad.

To my mom, thank you for working part time so you could spend as much of my childhood with me as possible. I could count on you to be at every basketball game, Christmas concert, dance recital or school event; you were always there to encourage and support me. Every melt down I had you were there to wipe away my tears and tell me things were going to be okay. Mom, you were the one who spent countless hours quizzing me until I was fully prepared for my test or walking me through math problems when I would get frustrated. At three in the morning you were the one who would be by my bedside comforting me immediately after I called down the hall for you. I appreciate the countless times you have been there for me. Thank you for being the person I can always turn to and for being the one I want to share everything, whether good or bad with. Mom, thank you for always knowing the right thing to say when I am down and for working through every life problem with me. Thank you for accepting me for who I am and for encouraging me to do whatever will make me the happiest in life. I am blessed that you are the most caring, warm hearted and devoted individual in my life. I can confidently say that there is not one selfish bone in your body. Thank you for teaching me how to be strong and persevere. Although you have faced illness for several years, you have been no less of a mother to any of your children and for that I am truly grateful . Despite how you are feeling, you are always willing to do anything for those you love; your continuous love, generosity and selflessness are traits I aspire to. Mom, throughout the past ten years I know you have struggled and at times have felt like giving up, I am so thankful that you have continuously persevered. Thank you for showing me how to have hope and faith even in the most hopeless of hours. In my eyes mom, you are truly amazing. Ultimately, thank you for being the woman I look up to most in my life, for exemplifying the type of mother I aspire to be and for being the person I can always count on for a listening ear or shoulder to cry on.

To the most important people in my life, thank you for supporting me in everything I do, for continually believing in me and for always being one phone call away. I appreciate all you do for me mom and dad and I am beyond grateful to have such amazing parents. There are not enough words to express how blessed I am to have you in my life. Your morals, values and beliefs have shaped me into the woman I am today and I could not be more thankful to you. Thank you both for being my best friends and the most important people in my life, I love you unconditionally.