Today is your special day. Wow, 34 years ago a big, brown-eyed girl was born. Just a kid myself, I didn’t know what to expect. I only knew I was now the father of little girl, of whom I could NOT bear to see in pain as the nurse pricked her tiny heel to draw blood.
The doctor noticed a bluish-purple coloring around your lips and advised us to do further tests to rule out any issues with your heart. I remember going to work dejected the next day and discussing it in length with my boss. In the end, despite the scare, everything turned out to be fine.
Here we are, 34 years later, I can’t fathom how time has passed so quickly. We have so many memories to cherish. Through the ups and downs, you and your brother have provided us with fulfilling lives. If I had to do it again, I would do it in a heartbeat– with more vigor and appreciation of every moment, knowing now that time stops for no one.