TCT’s The Countless Thanks 2019: Emma Hansen
The gratitude and love I have for you is simply too much to express within a few words. From before we were born, you have been my soul sister. Since day one of your life and day three of my own, you have been my go-to-girl and my right-hand-man. My favorite childhood memories all include you. Our endless sleepovers, dance performances, and late-night puppet shows at the cottage are the moments I will never forget, and it is all thanks to you. You are the only person in this world who truly knows me better than I even know myself. Through the good times and the bad, I always know that you will be there when I need you. You have morphed me into the person I have become today. I can’t thank you enough for being the three-day-younger, crazy, hilarious, and beautiful sister I never had.
Thank you for being my very best friend and the girl I can count on to always be there. From the first day of kindergarten, we have built a bond that is unbreakable. Our memories of adventurous travel, cross country, and Hannah Montana games will forever reside close to my heart. I love your hilarious personality and adore the way you are able to push me to always be my best. Without you, I can not even imagine how much more dull my life would be. The happiness and passion you carry into everything you do is contagious, and without you, I simply wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for always being there to push me out of my comfort zone, and thank you for giving me the amazing opportunity to call you my best friend.
Mom and Dad
To the two people who have taught me everything I know, I love you both more than words could ever explain. It is impossible to thank you enough for the endless opportunities that you have always provided me with that allow me to live such an amazing life. I thank you for teaching me the most important lessons and morals that will lead me to live a prosperous life as the years pass by. Thank you for every sacrifice you have chosen to make in order to provide me the best life possible. Even if I said it every second of every day, I couldn’t thank you enough for all you two have done for me. Nobody else is able to make me feel more loved than you, and I know that no matter what, I can always count on you both to be there for me through the good times and the bad. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you Mom and Dad; I love you.
To my beautiful older sister, thanks for doing life with me. Thank you for being my twin and the biggest role model in my life. From the day I was born, I have always looked up to everything you do. No matter how much you may have resented me being your copycat throughout our childhood, it was all out of the admiration I have for you. Your successes in life never fail to impress me, and I only can wish to be as driven and hard-working as you. Every day, the accomplishments you have made and the success you have had blows me away. I truly am so proud that I get to call you my sister. Never forget how thankful I am for you, Anna. I love you more than you know.