There are 39 more days until you turn 40 years old. I am so thankful that I get to celebrate this milestone with you. Your 40 years of life are so full that many people will not go through half of what you have in their entire lives. Which is why I so admire you for this trait:
Yes, you've had some great times in your life, and also some incredibly trying times. By all accounts, you shouldn't be here right now. Your sister once made the comment, "If God doesn't ever give us more than we can handle, He obviously thinks you can handle a whole lot."
You persevere through the extremely tough experiences in your life, and you come out stronger than before.
If what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, you are one of the strongest people I know.
Your strength is a comfort to all those around you, and we all rest in the peace of knowing that you will protect us and keep us safe no matter what happens. Thank you.
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