This I believe…

Nawal - Wichita, Kansas
Entered on December 10, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: family

This I Believe…

Plain and simple… I believe in my parents. I am 16 going on 17 and I would like to think that I am growing up to be somebody in this world, and I would have to say I owe that to my parents. They have done an amazing job at raising me. They have taught me to take into consideration what is going on in the world and what others may be going through.

My parents are hard workers and always have been. They donate their time and money to help the less fortunate, and it is values like these that they uphold and have instilled in me. I’m not sure how it started but what made me realize I wanted to help others like my parents do is the feeling you get afterwards. Just knowing you helped in anyway possible and that you made a difference is completely worth it for me. We have made it a tradition in our family to help at Operation Holiday every year and it is something we continue and like to do.

My parents have never enforced charity and volunteering work on me, they have always made it an option for me to attend. They have showed me right from wrong and they have always let me be myself. My parents are like my best friends. I know that I can always talk to them about anything and they will always love me and be understanding. That is a parent’s job…to love their child unconditionally, and my parents have definitely done that for me. My parents have always supported me and let me be who I wanted to be. Their love and care for the people around them has definitely been passed down to me along with their other traits. My parents are amazing, and like any other parents I assume that their job is hard… raising kids and what not, but I hope to raise my kids like my parents have raised me, and this is why… I believe in my parents.