I have to tell you, I'm a little ticked that Illinois came between us on this day, your 27th birthday. Distance does not play nice. I can assure you, there is no where else I'd rather be today than celebrating with you. I listened to Survivor, All or Nothing by O-town, and Eye of the Tiger, but it just wasn't the same. It is not fun dancing on the counter by yourself. I also ate a cupcake, although you probably wouldn't have ate one because you have discipline and you're good like that. Anyways, I hope Jake was extra good to you today, that Jones was sweeter than usual, that Ben was a little angel, and that Natalie sleeps through the night. I also hope that you know how much I love you, that I admire you, and that I'm proud of who you are and who Jesus is making you to be. Your perseverance, strength, and character will still be there when hope feels gone. Those are some of the important things -- things that really matter. I'm praying good things for you this year -- the very, very best of things.
I love you always,
P.S. Your present will be in the mail soon... I sorry.