Andrew, Joel and I decided to celebrate your birthday, as if you were here. Less than a month before you're actually here with us!!! We can't wait!
So to celebrate you, we bought 2 yummy French pastries from our favorite boulangerie, lit a couple of candles, and used our special plate that Aunt Donna gave me for "very special occasions for very special people!"
As I was thinking of what to write about you, Andrew, there were a lot of things that came to mind... should I write about your funny voice impressions you do so well, or how much you have had to put up with, with having 3 sisters all these years -- you've done remarkably well! Or, should I write about how you and I played together hour after hour growing up -- we had so much fun together and have a lot of wonderful memories!
But then I got to thinking, that there are a lot of people besides me, who appreciate you so very much, and I I thought it would be fun to hear from them what 3 words they would use to describe you. I hope you'll be encouraged by how much you have (and still are!) been a great friend, and overall wonderful person to be around!
So here are some words that have been specifically selected to describe you...
reflective, unhurried, unworried
awesome, funny, quality man
big teddy bear!
amazing French, good listener, fun, caring
compassionate, loyal, perseveres
genuine, hilarious, loyal
"posax" (posé et relax!), encouraging, engaging
thoughtful, hilarious, insightful
"temple of doom" (haha, from Pierre)
intentional, generous, courageous
easy-going, laughter, brojects
funny, thoughtful, generous
fun, caring, sweet
servant-hearted, observant, joyful
We blew out your French candles for you! We love you so much and hope you have a really terrific day! I am so thankful you are a part of our family! I wouldn't trade you for anything!