Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Shout Out to the Women In My Life

I guess today is some sort of day for women I don’t know about? (Women stuff keeps coming up on my Facebook news feed.) So here’s to the women who have shaped my life.

Thanks mom, for giving me life.

Thanks to my Tia Alicia for being my 2nd mom.

Thanks to my sisters Rocio and Sarah for always being there for me, even after a fight.

Thanks to Ms. Saavedra for having patience with me (2nd grade), thank you Ms. Falk, for taking me and my sister to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (3rd grade).

Thank you Ms. Anthony and Ms. Kitch for praising my musical inclination (4th grade).

Thank you Ms. Singer for teaching me Japanese and for telling me about the Jet Program (HS).

Thank you Ms. V, for believing in me, and showing me I could do better; thank you for pushing me to go to college, helping me to choose, apply for, and get financial aid for the university of my choice. Thank you for coming to pick me up that twilight, being the shoulder for my mother to cry on, and driving me to Stockton for my freshman orientation.

Nicole, thank you for being there when I needed you the most. I wouldn’t be who I am without your help.

Thank you Carmen Matty, for guiding me through the Study Abroad process.

Thank you, Ms. Okamoto, for being my Japanese host mother. Thank you for being my mother at my wedding. Thank you for being a host-grandmother to my children.

Aki, thank you for accepting me and loving me as I am, for choosing me as your life partner and being the mother of my children.

Yuka and Naoko, thank you for accepting me as your brother in-law.

Reiko, thank you for accepting me as your son.

A big thank you to all the sisters and hermanas at church who helped raise me. (And you know who you are.)

Thank you to all the batchans who decided to adopt me as their own.

And to any other woman in my life I missed, thank you. Feel free to chew me out in the comments if I missed you. ^_^;
Is there a day for men? Cuz there’s a shit ton of them I’d like to thank as well! :-D

No comments:

Post a Comment