Dear Mom and Dad,
I will never be able to thank you enough for all that you've done for me. You've loved me, supported me, and have never left my side.
As I took a seat in the front of the classroom ready to take the SAT last Saturday morning, I was nervous, but I had an overwhelming want of making both of you proud. While I know everything you've sacrificed is already worth it to you both, I hoped my score and hard work would reflect upon my appreciation for everything. You both worked hard for me, so I knew I would have to do my best for you too.
As my approach into adulthood quickens, I'm becoming ever more thankful for all the hard work and dedication put in throughout your lives in order to make mine better and with more opportunity. I hope to use the opportunity to fulfill mine and your aspirations
I feel so prepared for the future that lies ahead. I may get most of my education from school, but I learned all of my most important lessons from you. Although you both were always happy with my best, I sure had to work hard as heck in order to give you my best -- and each of those bests had to be better than the last. When I didn't perform, neither of you hesitated to let me know where I needed to be. When I didn't believe in myself, I was always proved wrong by the steadfast optimism on your faces.
I know I don't thank either of you nearly enough, but consider this penance for it!