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30 Letter Series: Dear Parents

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 Dear Mum and Dad,

This letter has probably been a long time coming. I think I want it to be more of a thank you letter. To both of you. When I was younger, I thought I had it tough. And maybe I did. Sometimes. But not as tough as I see some others. Now, at 30, I understand a lot more and I have a lot better perspective on the past. I know I thought you guys were strict especially when I was in primary school. I hated most of the punishments I copped and I know I never let you forget it until I was about 20. Yeah, I really knew how to milk it.

But what you don’t realise is that I am thankful for the parents you were during my teenage years. Sure, I was stubborn and rebelled about a lot of things you believed in that I didn’t. But I appreciate that you left me alone to my studies when I asked. And that you trusted me to do my own thing as long as I let you know of my whereabouts. And of course, that you finally gave in to me wanting to pursue arts instead of science.

More importantly, I want to thank you for all the support in letting me leave home at 21 to come to a whole new country miles away without any family whatsoever. It has been that support, and that opportunity that has me content with life and happy with where I am. It’s that support that has helped me pursue my goals and dreams of becoming a psychologist and more importantly, settling down in Australia — a country I have yearned to come to since I was 14. Here I have managed to buy my own place, have a job I love, get my citizenship, pursue further studies, meet Adam Gilchrist and a guy I love, make new friends who are family as well as explore a great country. And again, if it hadn’t been for your initial belief in me and the confidence to let me go, I wouldn’t be here today.

I know I get frustrated with you guys about a few things as I’m sure you do with me. But I need you to know that I no longer resent you for some of the consequences meted out when I was a kid. I know you guys did your best. And to be honest, I have seen kids who have had a lot worse. A lot, lot worse. So thank you. Thank you for your love and your support. Thank you for letting me live my life. And thank you for letting me spread my wings and fly.

Yours,

Sanch

What would you tell your parents? 

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***This is part of the 30 letter series. Check out my previous letters to my Best Friend and Crush***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Laurel Regan
    10 November 2014 at 4:26 am

    This is so beautiful and heartfelt. You are blessed indeed to have such supportive parents! Thank you for sharing.
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  • Laurel Regan
    10 November 2014 at 4:26 am

    This is so beautiful and heartfelt. You are blessed indeed to have such supportive parents! Thank you for sharing.
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  • elly stornebrink
    10 November 2014 at 6:42 am

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, touching letter to your parents. I had written a heart-felt one as well ages ago only to have it disappear in the ethers online. Maybe it’s time for me to do so again, soon: thanks for the inspiration! 😉 <3
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  • elly stornebrink
    10 November 2014 at 6:42 am

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, touching letter to your parents. I had written a heart-felt one as well ages ago only to have it disappear in the ethers online. Maybe it’s time for me to do so again, soon: thanks for the inspiration! 😉 <3
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  • Shailaja V
    10 November 2014 at 1:48 pm

    So happy for you, Sanch. TO have parents like yours (and mine) must be one of the biggest blessings for anyone. I am so glad for you.Truly. Shine forth, as always 🙂
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  • Shailaja V
    10 November 2014 at 1:48 pm

    So happy for you, Sanch. TO have parents like yours (and mine) must be one of the biggest blessings for anyone. I am so glad for you.Truly. Shine forth, as always 🙂
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  • nabanita
    10 November 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Such a beautiful letter…We are lucky to have parents who let us live the life we want… So happy that you chased your dreams and are still doing that…
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  • nabanita
    10 November 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Such a beautiful letter…We are lucky to have parents who let us live the life we want… So happy that you chased your dreams and are still doing that…
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  • Amrita
    10 November 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful post! Good on you for following your heart and good on your parents for supporting you through it!

  • Amrita
    10 November 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful post! Good on you for following your heart and good on your parents for supporting you through it!

  • Rajlakshmi
    10 November 2014 at 10:50 pm

    A very mature and beautiful letter to your parents. 🙂
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  • Rajlakshmi
    10 November 2014 at 10:50 pm

    A very mature and beautiful letter to your parents. 🙂
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