The Vision - Parents with vision, daughter with apology
Who do you want the poem written for?: Armen & Lillian Boyagian (my parents)
Why do you want the poem written ?: We are celebrating 50 years of marriage on November 30th.
Key Messages: They have raised 4 children - Dad has always worked hard to give us everything he never had. Mom was always home to take care of the days busy work. She was always there. When we got home from school we new mom would be there. Both parents made sure we were raised with integrity and honesty (although I know I gave them an extremely hard time with that). Two older brothers and an older sister who were for the most part perfect children and then here I come, the troublemaker of the family. It is a big joke nowadays. Both mom and dad have always been there to guide us with their strength. To show us the courage to go on in tough situations.
Memorable Moments: There are no specific moments. We did family vacations which included mom's dad and dad's mom. Mom would always chase us kids with the fly swatter for punishment, (not sure if she wants to be reminded of these) We had a great life being raised by these two very special parents. They are the greatest! Dad goes out of his way to help those in need. It extends to his brothers and sisters. When dad was growing up his family was evicted from a home and he vowed never to let this happen to his own family. He bought my grandparents their first "ice box". My father is a very giving man. I can't even begin to portray how giving he is.
Other Comments: Since mom was left to raise us kids pretty much without dad's input (only because he worked hard to give all of us everything) I think it leaves her a little bit bitter at times with dad, but dad just blows it off. I would like to touch both their hearts to tell them thank you for all their wisdom, integrity, strength and courage and for giving all that they gave to us kids. All that they ever did was for their children.
Style: Happy, heartfelt
Package Type: Deluxe
"First, let me say thank you very much it is beautiful. This is truly a wonderful work of art. You have put on paper what I have felt for most of my 43 years. My family is not a very emotional family (with the exception of myself and my mom at times) and I am sure it will touch all that listen to this.
Each and every time I read it it brings tears to my eyes.
Of course you can publish the poem for my parents, I would be honored. Name changes are not necessary.
Much Respect, Cheryl Boyagian"
Cheryl and the siblings
reading The Vision