Dad and Mom,
I was sitting at my computer cutting coupons out and got to thinking about my life. My children have a totally different idea what life is all about. And I never thought it would be so hard to convince them how to live like a Christian. I think I would like to skip this stage in their life.
I am writing this to let you know that when I was their age I thought you both were very strict and totally not letting me do what I wanted to do. I think a lot differently these days. I know that I was not the model child, and I know that I still make a lot of mistakes in today’s world. Just wanted you to know that I am very thankful that you were my parents and that you did say no to the things that I thought were so important. I do feel that you shaped me very well in my young Christian life and I am so thankful for that.
I never thought parenting would be this difficult. I am thankful that the oldest is in college. We end up talking to him more these days than we did when he was home. He calls to chat with me during the day and we end up talking for roughly an hour. I just hope I am parenting my other children wisely. I talk to God all the time and hope that he blesses me with great wisdom when it comes to my children.
So before I write a book I just wanted to say thank you for all the things that you did and have done for me and my family. That does not sound like much, but it comes from my heart. God did bless me very well with you both!!
I love you!