I just wanted to take the time to tell you Happy Birthday. Seriously--I think you're a remarkable man and a great friend. Who cares if you're 47 years old? Really. I don't. As long as you're always older than me, I'm cool.
I admire your desire to study the Word of God and to dig into doctrine. I admire your desire to lead your family in the ways of the Lord. You play a smokin' guitar, too. There are very few people on this planet that I feel totally comfortable around and you are one of them (isn't it great how even your birthday relates to me). Thanks for being a great friend all of these years. I look forward to many, many more!