Randel, this is your day and I hope you feel loved and encouraged. I hope you realize today, in a more rich and realistic way, how much you are loved and appreciated, not only by us but by everyone around you. I hope you see very clearly how much still awaits you in life, that you are able to see the cup as half full and still rising. Today is a momentous occasion worthy of fireworks and fanfare, not a celebration of the end of something, but instead a celebration of the continuation of a life well lived.
So today, as you think about your life, remember the last 40 days and the memories we have looked at, all the people who have written and told you how much they loved you, all the fun memories we have created and realize your life is one of great importance. You are special Randel and I am fortunate to be the one who gets to enjoy your life with you!! Have a happy birthday and remember..."You are just hitting your stride!!"
I love you,