Today is your 22nd birthday. How did this ever happen? I so vividly remember you as my sweet little mischievous, darling boy. And now? Now you have become the most wonderful, kind, caring, sensitive, ambitious and talented man! Whatever you wish to accomplish, you do. You have no fear of failure. You tackle challenges head on and treat stumbles as learning experiences. From a very young age you showed a maturity well beyond your years and it has served you well. I have yet to speak with anyone who spends time with you that doesn’t take the time to tell me what a wonderful person you are. You are giving and loving yet strong and determined. You have been my rock so many times by your presence and strength of character. I look at where you are going and the plans you have and my heart swells with pride. You have great things in store for you. And I know should dark days come, you have the skills and the drive to move through them and come out a better man. I wish for you only the most wonderful of everything. My dear, dear boy…my strong son…I love you more than words can say. Happy, happy birthday!