Today I just wanted to share with you all a topic that is close to my heart - my parents. In fact, my main goal in life is to make my parents proud, and I think I have done that well thus far!
I'm from a small town community called Kaikohe, and my parents - Tania and Allen - taught me everything I know and value from the great upbringing they gave me. I was taught how to show respect to others, how to demonstrate care through hospitality at home, to value people from all walks of life and treat people with the deepest kindness and love. They are also a pillar of support for me in my life. My parents have always been there for me regardless of what my needs were and they have been patient in watching me grow and make my own mistakes and learn from them. They've helped me emotionally and physically as well. I'm very in love with my parents.
The strong message I am trying to get across here is - never take your family for granted. Especially our parents. Treat them with love, care and respect while you still have them here in this lifetime. Take the time to stop and talk with them - that they may impart their worldly knowledge upon you.