Today is the day, the official day I came into this world. Yippee! Life is so wonderful!
I was reflecting on this day , and on the sweetest little text my dad sent me yesterday, on the eve of my birthday. He and my mom were sending me greetings all the way from over yonder in their cottage right next door. They wished me an early happy birthday, and told me just how much they loved me.
As I stood there, reading that text, taking a short break in the midst of my harried, hurried evening, I was overcome with gratitude for these fine people who gave me life. What a gift — not just that they got me here to planet Earth, but for all the time and energy and love and care and concern and just plain Number One Fan support they have always given me. What a gift to have life. What a gift to have a really good life, raised by good people who want only the best for you.
Mom and Dad, thank you so much for, well, for it all. I love you dearly and I’m so very pleased God sent me to you both. I am proud to be yours.