I haven’t always seen you…
You’re so adept at flying under the radar.
I suspect you get that from your mom.
I’m so proud of the man you have grown into and I’m a little shocked sometimes at the glimpses I see of myself in your character.
Your flame is constant, steady and often playfully mischievous with a slight hint of underlying sadness.
Perhaps at thirty you’ve already seen and know too much?
Many underestimate you…at their own peril I suspect, and I find that refreshing.
You have surprised me in the best of ways with candor, insight, warmth, and wisdom beyond your years.
I wish you a long life filled with happiness. When life’s struggles find you, I hope they only serve to forge your armor stronger and when faced with your enemies may your red dragon hellfire rain down on and incinerate them accordingly. 😉