To my family and friends… I am feeling full this morning, because you are with me. All of you have played a significant role in my life. Talking with you, being with you… Makes me feel whole. It is hard for me to put this in words, but I thank my Lord for you. 37 years I have had love. I just wanted you to know that I would not be me without you. Bless is the man who has friends. That is me. So, today I will stop to smell the roses and thank God for all that I have.
Dad, you are the best father that anyone could hope for. Mom, you are a shining light in my spirit.
To all my sisters (you know who you are), you know I love now will love you forever. To my brothers, you guys challenge me and make me stronger daily. If I ever said I love you, I meant it eternally. No matter what we have been through or what we may go through in the future, never doubt my love for you.
My cousins, aunts, and uncles… you know that you are in me. I carry you with me daily. I think of you. You live within me. With every word I say and everything I do, you are here with me.
My lovely boys… Daddy needs you. You are my hope and my strength. I get up everyday to make you into men, brothers, friends, husbands. Honorable men. You are my life’s work. My love is hard because God’s love for is a Rock. I’m in his image and you are too. This is love. You shall always know love.
There are not enough words to express my love for all of you. On my birthday, I hope you feel my love. This one is for you…