I spend a lot of our time together watching you. You are the sort of man I heard somewhere existed but I had never seen for myself. I think you are fascinating. You are incredibly talented in so many different ways. I love waiting to see what you're working on next. You are so very interested in that which you are interested in. I can't imagine that there is anything that you do small, or just a little bit. You DO things, all the way, learning every little bit about them.
I look at the family that you have built up and I stand in awe of you, and how the people in your life are so unique and individual and dynamic and confident. You raised wonderful children. You married a wonderful woman. And in your quiet, unassuming way you sit right in the middle of them all. You are the kind of husband and father that I lost all hope in the existence of too many years ago.
And so, on your birthday, I am going to say how very, very much I love you and that I am more honored than you could ever possibly know to be your friend and a part of your life and to have a place in your family. I hope you have an amazing day today and every day. I hope that I can bring you, in some small way, even the tiniest little bit of the joy you have given me.
All my love,