“Children learn to smile from their parents.”

-Shinichi Suzuki


I usually write thank you cards for a very few people I really appreciate during Thanksgiving.

I love writing them because it allows me to show how much I appreciate that person, whether it be a kid or an adult.

It was a tradition my mom started for us to thank the people who may not know how special they are to us.

The thing is, and as horrible as this sounds, I never wrote a card for my parents.

I love my parents, and I feel I don’t thank them enough for all their hard work in taking care of my brothers and I. So, as of now, this will be my thank you letter to my mom and dad.

“I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights”

-Terri Guillemets


My mom, to say the least, is the greatest person I’ll ever meet.

She is indescribably… awesome-sauce… It’s very hard for somebody to be awesome-sauce.

She is one of the most loving, selfless, understanding, brave, intelligent person I’ve ever known.

I know this sounds a little cheesy, but if that is what it takes to express how amazing my mom is, than it is worth it.

My mom’s name is Kathy Genovese Ramos.

She grew up in Scranton. She was very poor, and worked very hard to help her deaf and single father any way she could. My brother Angelo is named after her father.

She really loved her dad very much. Her five siblings and her helped when they could with chores and work.

Mom graduated from The University of Hartford and worked as a Respiratory Therapist, Clinical Professor and Cardiac Sonographer, but gave up her job when my older brother Gabriel was born.

She worked part-time for a few local cardiologists when they needed help but once she had my younger brother Angelo, she stopped.

Mom helps us with homework when we need it, drives us to our activities, and she helps my dad with works sometimes.

She does tons more, but then I would probably fill a whole page on just what my mom does in a day.

Gabriel, Angelo, and I love you with all our hearts, and we hope you know that you are appreciated. Mom, your hard work and love does not go unnoticed. Thank you for being you.


“The greatest thing a father could do for his daughter is to love her mother.”

-Elaine S. Dalton


My dad is as great as my mom! My dad’s name is Dr. Julio Ramos.

He is a rheumatologist and works for about 75 hours a week , which proves he works very hard for us.

He is quiet when you meet him, very smart, inquisitive, and very interesting. One thing most people don’t know is how funny he is. He is very funny.

He too deserves the words caring, selfless, brave, and intelligent. Sometimes I wish he wasn’t at work so much, but the times I do get to see him, it’s wonderful.

Dad also grew up very poor.

He was born in New York, but moved to Dominican Republic at a very young age.

He worked when he was very little, and being the oldest boy in the family he took care of his siblings while his parents were working.

He spent most of his life coming from Dominican Republic to America and going back to Dominican Republic again over and over. This definitely goes to show that he is selfless...

He wants us to be successful and well-behaved people when we grow up, my siblings and I would hate to disappoint him.Dad, Angelo, Gabe, and I will always love you no matter what, and we will always look up to you as our awesome-sauce dad. Thank you, Dad.


“Begin each day with a thankful heart”



So for all those out there reading this article, send out at least one card to someone you are thankful for.

Trust me in saying that it will not only make the person receiving the letter happy, but you will feel happy after sending it.

Who knows, maybe I’ll be as good of a parent someday as my parents are to us.