appreciation post

This post is dedicated to my parents – my king and queen.

Recently, in June of 2017, I graduated from high school. This could not be possible without the love and support of my family. Especially my parents. These two individuals are what motivate and inspire me to work hard.

My father is the most hardworking person I know. Born and raised in Sri Lanka, my father decided to flee Sri Lanka in his mid 20’s. At that time, Sri Lanka was in the middle of the civil war. He fell in love and wanted a better life for his future family. In order to achieve this, he left his home, family, and friends to come to Canada. Once he arrived, he worked his butt off to be able to sponsor his girlfriend (my mom). Soon, he did so and brought over not my mom but also my uncle and a few family friends. After my mother came to Canada. They got married. At this time my father was working multiple


part time jobs to support his wife. Eventually, they had children which brought my siblings and I into this world. Even to this day, my father works endlessly to support us – his family. He works multiple jobs just to keep his family happy.

Now my mother. She is one the most nurturing people I know. My mom made the decision to become a house wife and take care of her family. This idea stemmed from the fact that her mother was always working. My mom wanted to be there for her children in ways that her mother couldn’t be there for her. She did everything she could for us. From waking us up in the morning, bringing us tea in bed, picking us up from school, cooking meals and spending time with us.


One thing I am certain about is that I would not be the person I am today without my parents. They would sacrifice everything and anything for me. Every day I am grateful that God has given me my parents. Individuals who love and support me and all my crazy decisions. Though I am not going to be a doctor in the future, I hope I make you proud.


-XOXO chana


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