Mum and Dad, you have always been the light in the darkness that never fades. When I don't know which way to go, you guys always lend a helpful hand. The countless pieces of advice that you have given me are how I make it through tough situations. The guidance you give is more helpful than you may have realized, as I don't always make it clear how much I appreciate the effort you put in to make my life easier. You do so much more than you have to.
You might think I never say I love you, but those words are expressed when I eat the wonderful food you cook, or sit with Mum as she rubs my head until I fall asleep. I express my love when I do things for you, like that one time I washed the dishesyears ago. Actions speak louder than words. Thank you for putting up with me and showing me kindness even when I'm in a bad mood. Like any family, we don't always get along but by the end of the day we are all friends again because we can't stay mad for long.
Since I was young you two have worked to instill meaningful life lessons and values into my life. Because of you I can confidently stay behind what I believe and know not to sacrifice my good qualities even when evil becomes the norm. You help me to think straight when I get caught up with dark thoughts or have been brooding for too long. I would not have graduated from high school if it weren't for your constant support and the late nights you would spend helping me study or do homework until I finally understood the topics. And we all know how terribly long that takes me.
I admire the devotion you both have to God's word and his commandments. I struggle to understand everything but Dad is always there to break it down into simpler words. You take the time to explain any questions I have. Thank you for all the encouraging verses you have sent me over the years.