Mom and Dad: Keep the power and strength to overcome the adversity that 2016 has brought to our family. I have no doubt that we can do this. Mom, you are my hero!
Laura: Never change; keep the childlike innocence that you often possess and always remember that what others think doesn’t matter. Only you hold the key to happiness in your heart.
Brandon: Keep your tender and caring soul. Don’t let this world harden you, no matter what you face.
Alyssa: I am beyond words proud of the woman you have become! Continue to guide those two little boys into becoming wonderful men. Teach them to love and to be loved; we need more caring souls in this world.
Nicole: Keep your cheerful, care-free, nature that I know you sometimes fight to show.
Jeffrey: Keep the caring, worried soul that hides under that rugged exterior.
JJ and Coby: Keep shining my little men; I hope you stay the loving, playful, and humorous little dudes that you’ve already become. I can’t wait to see where you go in this crazy life.
AJ and Maddy: The preteen/teen years are upon you. As you find your place in this world don’t ever forget who you are and where you’ve come from. Remember that I love you, no matter what!
Stacy: May you keep in mind that, while the next few years may be tough with your kids, they won’t forget all you’ve done. They know who they are; and, that, is because of you!
Craig: You’re not alone! You never will be alone! May you find the strength to see what others see in you and find happiness in what you are.
Everyone else whom I know and love: I hope you get everything you want this year and in years to come! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for me.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!