Dear Mom and Dad,

You have done so many things for me. You have helped me discover who I am and you have made me the person I am today. This is true because you pushed me to my fullest potential. It was you who helped me learn how to study. You helped me learn to manage my time and you convinced me to get involved in extracurricular activities. These have all made me successful. You have taught me how to cook and even do my own laundry. You are setting me up so that I will be able to live on my own one day, even if it means that your little girl has grown up.

Above all, I need to thank you for choosing me. Not all parents can say they chose their kids. That is what makes you special. Even with all my faults you still chose me. (Yes, this includes all the times where you asked me to get something out of the freezer downstairs and you had to remind me at least 4 more times because I kept forgetting.)

When you adopted me you gave me a better life. You gave me clothes, a safe place to live and you also gave me love. I would not be where I am today if you weren't here for me. You helped me gain more confidence with myself and you have steered me away from suicidal thoughts. It is all these little things that I have mentioned and more that I am grateful for. I know sometimes I give you a hard time but I love you guys. I don't say it enough, but thank you.