Dear Mom and Dad,
First, I want to say Thank you. Thank you for the sacrifices you made so that we could have what we did. Thank you for encouraging me to do well in school. (Bribery with ice cream was quite effective.) Thank you for providing a strong framework of right and wrong.
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Thank you for driving Meri and me all over to see the Mahoney Brothers. I am sure that's not how you would have chosen to spend your weekends.
Thank you for taking us to church. What I learned there laid a foundation for getting to know Jesus in a more personal way. I know that this new life in Christ is different from the religion you are familiar with, and my decision to be baptized as a believer may not make sense. If you have questions, please ask.
I'm sorry for the worries I gave you. Staying out past curfew, even if I was just in the driveway with friends, wasn't right. And there were probably one or two--maybe even three--other times that I broke rules or caused concern. I am sorry.