It’s not too late to say thank you

I want to take a moment to just say thanks to someone that has always helped me  through the rough times and never gave up on me: I would like to give a big thank you to my mom. Growing up my mom has always been there for me every time I fell down and bruised my knee. She was there to take care of me, every time I cried over her screams because I did something I wasn’t supposed to, She would always come back and apologize , every time I felt happy or excited she was there watching me with the big smile on my face. My mom, my beautiful mom, has the patience to talk to me about what was right and what was wrong, that patience that when I felt sad and needed to talk to somebody she was there to listen, somehow, she would always put a smile on my face, even if I was really upset. My mom, my beautiful mom that would always celebrate with me when I achieved something that made me real happy. You could say I really look up to my mom and not only because she’s nice and because of her patience but also because of her hard work and determination. that hard work  that she puts in so we can have a better life, so we can succeed and become someone in life.My  mom, even though she’s really tired and exhausted and may be struggling financially and emotionally she still succeeds on putting food on the table and puts a smile on my face.

There might be times where I don’t even want to speak to her of how mad I am or she will be too mad to even look at me, but that’s OK because every argument brings us in a little more closer. My mom is my superhero, she has saved me from so many bad decisions. My mom is my mentor a mentor that makes me go above my limits. Thanks to her I’m the person I am today. I could talk to my mom without feeling judged and without feeling some sort of negativity, and if she’s the only one willing to hear my part of the story, I will be more than relief. behind all the screaming, grounding, lecturing, they were always be a prize, a long, lasting, enjoyable prize. A prize that will help you in the future, that will make you a better person and make you someone in life. My mom is honest, really honest and she wouldn’t be afraid to tell you a piece of her mind.

I am proud of my mom. I am proud of everything she has done for us even the smallest thing like saying, “I love you” that feeling of respect and honesty is what makes me want to grow as a sister, friend,student, athlete and most importantly, as a person. I have a goal I have a goal of making my mom proud just like I’m proud of her for always being there, healing my bruised knee and cleaning my tears that  fall down to my cheeks, proud of the way she raised my sisters and me, even though she had to do it all alone, even if she was struggling, even if she was tired and exhausted, even if her feet felt like exploding, and her hands burning. I wonder to myself how is she’s a strong how could she keep on going that hard for that long? I see her, and I see a strong woman that never gives up, that strong woman keeps going even if the situation gets as hard as steel she always finds a way through. Someday I want to be like that woman that woman that not even the sharpest knife cut through that steel heart.

Due to some complications, she couldn’t become a professional, but for her and me I will become a professional , and I will try my hardest to make her proud, to clean up her bruises when she falls down and to clean her tears and assure her that she did a good job. I just want her to know how much of an awesome mom she is and words can’t even describe of how grateful I am to have her as a mom, to have her as the person that listens to me, understands me and respects me that person that pushes me to be a better version of myself every single day. That person that will be invincible until the day they’re no longer here.

I would like to say that it’s never too late to say thank you, thank you to the person that has help you become who you are today, that person that cleans up your bruises and tears. It will never get old to say thank you to the person that you most appreciate and love. I know sometimes it could be hard to say something as simple as thank you,  just know that there’s people that shape you into who you are today and those people really deserve it. Thank you. Just let them know how much they mean to you and for me in this case that big thank you will be to my mom.

Giancarla Garduño – St. Ignatius College Prep – DMSF Class of 2027