September 20, 2018

Gracias por criarme.

Gracias por todas las veces que me dijistes  “ Te quiero mucho”

Gracias por despertarte a media noche para cuidarme cuando estaba enferma.

Gracias por caminar conmigo a la escuela cuando era pequeña.

Gracias por llevarme a la cama, arroparme y dec...

Thank You For Loving Me

Thank you for raising me.

Thank you for the many times you told me,

“Te quiero mucho” (I love you much).

Thank you for waking up in the middle of the night to care for me- when I was sick.

Thank you for walking me to school- when I was young.

Thank yo...

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