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My Guardian Angels

Parents are the sun, water, and soil for their plants known as children. In other words, children would not grow without parents. Although most parents put in massive amounts of work to raise their children, “massive” would be an understatement in describing the amounts of work that my parents have put in to raise me. Being immigrants, my parents face racial discrimination, language barrier issues, and other difficulties in their lives. To create a pristine lifestyle for me, my mom wakes up at 5:30 in the morning to work at Oakland, risking her life everyday to make money. My dad, on the other hand, works long hours in order to financially support the family. Although my parents are tired after work, they are always active listeners for me to share my feelings. Lastly, knowing that my parents would protect me with their lives is a treasure. I know that my parents aren’t perfect, but I know that they are the most perfect gift that god given me.

       My parents work very hard everyday and I know that every cent that the family is equivalent to my parents’ sweat and blood. What really moves me is that my parents are money savers but are selfless when it comes to spending money to improve my skills, academics, and in general: my life. I appreciate my parents for every opportunity that they have given me and every penny that they’ve invested on the improvement of my life. My parents send me to tennis, piano, chess, leadership, swimming, and Chinese classes so that I could have a brighter future. It breaks my heart seeing that they save
up this money by buying cheap clothing, not eating out, and working for long hours during the day. Watching my parents work so hard just to give me more opportunities in life make me feel gratitude.

        In addition to selflessly spending money on me, my parents are also great counselors. Watching my parents come home exhausted, I can hardly remember a day without them asking me these three questions: “Any good news?”, “Any bad news?”, and “What was your contribution to the world today?” My parents are truly inspirational counselors. I understand that they are the ones that I can truly confide in. I can confide in my parents tell them anything I feel and I can also expect great advice from them. This trust and positive relationship that I hold with my parents makes me feel truly honored to have people alongside me that I can feel so compassionate with.

       My parents astonish me when it comes to what they would do to protect me. All parents love their children, but my parents are one of the few that would die for their children. The sense of security that my parents give me allows me to live happily and live without worries. I love my parents for everything they’ve done for me and the fact that they could make life threatening sacrifices for me really makes me ponder about the treasures that I have.

      My parents put in so much effort to raise me. They’ve worked so hard to get money for the family and the fact that they selflessly spend it on me is really heartwarming. In addition, being the best counselors I could ever ask for is really a benefit that I believe that only I have. Furthermore, having parents that would risk their lives for me allows me to really appreciate what I have. Having the most valuable treasures in the world really motivates me to stand tall and try my best at every opportunity that I have. Thank the lord for giving me the most superb parents I could ever ask for and most importantly
I want to appreciate my parents for everything they’ve given me. I know I can never appreciate them enough for what they have given me, but I will try. I will respect them, love them, and care for them for as long as I am alive.

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