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    I have two parents who've loved me to pieces since birth πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘¨πŸ»
  2. β€’
    Same goes for all four of my grandparents πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸ‘΅πŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»
    It was like having two more sets of parents. So, in total, six people ALL loving me to pieces.
  3. β€’
    Mom and dad will be married 31 years this December, but were together for like another 8+ years before that
    (High school sweethearts.) When I was young, many of my friend's parents were either separated or divorced. I'm thankful I didn't have to endure the things they did.
  4. β€’
    The parentals blame me often for the ever-increasing number of gray hairs on their head ❀️
    From worrying about me so much ❀️
  5. β€’
    My whole family has always supported me and encouraged me with all of my interests:
  6. β€’
    There were always art supplies under the Christmas tree
    Because my family knew that art was very important to me, that it was my favorite thing, that it brought me a lot of joy πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨
  7. β€’
    I carried a viola to school... 🎻
    Which was purchased just for me, because I'd expressed interest in joining orchestra in fifth grade
  8. β€’
    ... and later (when I was a teenager), a guitar 🎸
    Because who knowsβ€”maybe she'll be the next Hendrix! (Okay, so probably not. But hey, you never know πŸ˜† The fact that I was surrounded by people who believed in me was pretty stellar πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«)
  9. β€’
    To this day, there's still faith in me... Dad said I could be president, should that ever be something I wanted. Mom agreed. Said they'd vote for me πŸ˜†
    It is not. But thanks mom and dad!
  10. β€’
    I was spoiled rotten πŸ˜‡
    But I was also told no, because that's important. I was taught to appreciate what I have, and to help others less fortunate than myself.
  11. β€’
    Always had a roof over my head...
  12. β€’
    Food on the table...
  13. β€’
    A warm bed to sleep in...
  14. β€’
    According to my dad, I've "been a princess since I was born." And my mom has only one rule concerning my future husband: as long as he treats you like a queen, we're good.
  15. β€’
    I've always been told that there's nothing I can't do.
  16. β€’
    Sometimes I just sit and think,
    "I hit the jackpot. How is it that I was so fortunate? Surely I'm not worthy."
  17. β€’
    I'm a lucky girl.
    So blessed ~ πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»