Dear Mom and Dad,
I owe you a sincere thank you for everything you have done for me. You have given me the world and I feel so blessed for it all. I know me going off to college was very new and scary for both of us but I hope you now know that that was what was best.
You have always been my biggest support system but I know me joining a sorority was something that was very hard for you to support. I understand the concerns. I know the stereotypes that society gives to Greek life. I know you were just looking out for me. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting my judgement.
I know the beginning made you nervous. You were worried about my academics and my sanity and I completely understand that because I was too. But I know that you gave things time to get settled and I’m very grateful for that. I hope you know that as independent as I try to be, I needed your blessing. I needed to know that you understood why I was going Greek and supported that it was a good thing for me. Because no matter how old I get, your opinion will always mean everything to me and I will always need you both.
But what I need to thank you for the most is being there through everything. When I call you excited about the new position I received or crying from the stress of recruitment, you always pretend to know what I am talking about and support me no questions asked. You both have been my saving grace in my crazy world and the consistency that keeps me going.
I hope you now see that joining a sorority was the best thing to ever happen to me. It changed me for the best and gave me a second family. It provided me the opportunity to grow as a person and a leader while teaching me that it is okay to let go every once in a while. You both raised me to be the person I am today and my chapter taught me how to be my best self.
So for everything you both do for me, I thank you. For all the crying phone calls, much needed trips home, and help on my homework, I could not have made it through without you.