rum punch!

DEAR SON-IN-LAW,

(OF-WHICH-I’M-PROUD-TO-CALL-YOU!)

You have enriched our family
with warmth, charm and wit ..
Please don’t change, or rearrange
yourself one little bit!

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Your laughter spreads a happiness
to cheer the heart and home ..
Your friendly charming spirit is
quite simply all we’ve known!

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So, take pleasure in your birthday
as you celebrate the day ..
With family beside you
to bring  good times all the way!

Happy Birthday Son-in-law!

We love you and are counting our blessings as we celebrate your special day!!!

…especially as we take a moment to explain

(which may be either fact or fiction???)

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Cheers! x 27!

Daughter You Are a Blessing

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When you have a daughter

who makes you proud,

makes you laugh,

and, very often,

makes your day…

you know what joy is.

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When you have a daughter

who is a good person

with a gracious heart

and a gorgeous spirit…

you know what peace is.

When you have a daughter

whose beauty (inside and out)

is matched only

by her compassion for others…

you know what love is.

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heroes don’t wear capes…

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WWII Monument, Kansas State University

Heroes don’t wear capes…

they wear dog tags!

Two thin tags of metal that many cannot bare the weight to wear.

Two mere dollars-worth tokens –  more valuable than gold.

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Two tiny tin-punched pieces of information which contain only a scratch of data,

on lives valiantly lived.

So much more than the eye can see

is their meaning to those who pray for the ones they hang upon,

and all those they serve.

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