Greetings CSO Nation!
As I look back on my first year in college, I realize I’m at the half way point. I’m grateful for the opportunity, but more importantly, I’m grateful for L.O.V.E. The month of February gives me a chance to express my love for those who have been in my corner. February is also a chance to thank those who have my back through whatever and whenever. That would be my parents.
Oftentimes, we take our parents for granted. Seriously, I realize some of you may have grandparents who are your parents or you may have other family members who substitute as your parent. I just want to show some love to my parents because I realize how critical their assistance has been in my life. Especially up to this point.
I am pursuing higher learning because I want to achieve a level of success in life which will allow me to have my best life *as he says in his best ‘Oprah’ voice*. The main reason I’m here today is because of values instilled in me by my parents. My parents ensured I was in the right programs and schools in order to position myself for college. I could not have done this alone.
So, it is with love that I write this post in the month of February. L is for the love my parents have consistently given me through the years. O is for my continuous effort to try to obey their rules, advice, and guidance as they share their personal experiences with me. V is for the value of all that love and support – it’s priceless and I value them to the highest. Finally, E is for the fact I encourage them to continue to be a part of my life even though I’m away from home. I call my mom. I ask her for advice and direction. I realize that I still need them in my life – now, more than ever.
As you’re preparing for college, please never forget what matters most: the L. O. V. E. you share with your parents – it’s invaluable and the best thing in life!