Because... It takes enormous strength to take on what you did, when you did it. I am so grateful that all those years ago, you ignored the people who told you we were crazy. You shushed those who told you it was insane to get married at 21, to launch into family life, to throw your future into a crazy bit of love.
Because... It takes enormous courage to say yes to God's abundant blessings. To be so utterly open to life. To welcome six beautiful children and see them all for the treasures they are.
Because... You are a wonderful father, a loving, doting, ever-so-spoiling husband, and an incredible man.
Oh, and because it's your birthday...
Care to join me for a little walk down memory lane? I love you, Andy. Happy Birthday.