Our daughter just finished her first year of college. My husband found a letter on his desk from her. Here's what she said:
There isn't enough I could say that would be enough in thanking you for putting me through my first year of college. I am so lucky to be able to attend and prepare for my future at an institution debt-free and beautiful. I am grateful to you for making it a reality.
I've learned three things about myself this first year at college:
1. I never realized until now that you and mom have raised me to be incredibly independent. I've learned that I can handle any situation that comes my way on my own with a strong faith and a steady heart.
2. I am mature. I am not like most kids my age. I can create my own fun without needing to bend the rules, and I am able to handle myself in the "real world" without being overwhelmed.
3. I am different. As you always say Dad, "different is not bad at all." I have much to offer that most people do not
This letter only begins to express my gratitude for all that you do for me and Mom, but I hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated.
My husband was a big pile of tears after reading this. He's worked very hard and has been a great steward of our money. He is a prize and I'M lucky to have him!
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