“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.”
--Thomas S. Monson, “Abundantly Blessed,” Ensign, May 2008, 112
My parents have always made sure I knew that they loved me. Even as an adult, they continue to tell me every day. When I talk to them on the phone, we never say goodbye without saying "I love you" first. I have never doubted their love for me. I am eternally grateful to them. Life is full of twists and turns, and I have never been able to fully count on anyone--except for my dear parents; they have never wavered, and I know that they never will. Now more than ever, I need help, love and support, and they are with me every step of the way--they put up with me, even on my bad days when I certainly wouldn't put up with myself, yet they love me unconditionally, and aren't afraid to say it and show it. I love them with all of my heart. Mom and Dad, thank you for EVERYTHING!!!! I owe my life to you.