Sunday, September 13, 2015

Another year...

I probably shouldn't be writing this here, as I'm sure my wife doesn't want me to broadcast the fact that she's completed another trip around the sun. But I will, because I'm lucky enough to have been on more than a few of those orbits with her, and I can't imagine what life would be like if I had to make those giant turns on my own. Nowhere near as much fun, I'm sure, and nowhere near as fulfilling.

If you know Debbie, you'll appreciate just how important milestones like this are to her. She's long said that everyone deserves to have their birthday marked in some special way. And when it comes to our family, she always makes them special. It's who she is, always looking out for others before looking out for herself. Deriving joy by bringing joy to the people who matter most to her. It's only one of the many reasons why everyone who knows her loves her, and why people who don't know her are missing out on something - indeed someone - special.

I've been gifted another year with her, and for that I'm thankful. And whether you're one of her students or a friend, I know you all have your own reasons to be thankful that your paths are crossed. If you haven't had the chance to get to know her, here's where she hangs out. Tell her her not-so-secret admirer sent you.

Happy birthday, my love. To 120 and beyond.

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