We all have those people in our lives that we don’t know what we would do without. The people that you can’t help but to smile when you see. Whether older then us or younger they all have a special place in our heart.
I was just about to graduate in a week or so when my parents said we were going to dinner with my grandparents. Of course, I thought nothing of and wore a flannel and my parents called me a logger. But why would I need to dress up? It was just a casual dinner, going to my favorite, Chinese food. We picked up my grandparents and drove there and we went to the back to a suspiciously large table for the six of us. Then I saw my dad sitting there with a book and I instantly knew what was going on. You see, when my brother graduated my parents got together around seven men that had impacted his life and had them all write a letter to him and speak. And I knew that that was what was going to happen.
So there I was, logger outfit and all, trying to be patient while waiting to see who walked through the door. One by one ladies who had made my days that much more special walked through. I couldn’t stop smiling. Each of them meant so much to me. They ranged from a friend’s mom to teachers to people who had always been there for me from when I was little. We all sat down for dinner and they read their letters to me. I was surrounded by people full of wisdom and the love in the words they spoke to me I will never forget. Whether it was about family, purity, or just expressing how much they loved me. My heart was just filled with joy and I have never felt so loved.
Now, as months have passed, I still look back and can’t help but to smile from ear to ear. On days when I feel like there is no hope and if I wasn’t here no one would notice, I remember those ladies and how they expressed their love for me and all the doubts are gone. Those ladies took time out of their days to show me how much I meant. And for someone who struggled with suicidal issues years ago, there is nothing that could mean more. That night is something I will treasure forever and never forget. It has truly has effected my life.