29 November, 2005

A women of incredible strength and beauty........

On December 31st Melissa and I will celebrate 10 amazing years together. Ten years that has been built on joy, strength, belief in one another and most importantly unconditional love for each other. We have been so lucky to be able to spend time with family and friends during this time and celebrate in their joys. Our family has also grown with the blessing of Kaija in our lives. Marrying Melissa and becoming a father will forever be the greatest joys in my life.

It is through these numerous joys that we garner strength to get us through the many challenges we face, especially the one that we, and more specifically Melissa is going through with her Grandmother. Melissa's Grandmother, known as Omi, has a long road of recovery ahead and with that many uncertainties. Omi has always been a pillar of strength for our family and has an extra special place in Melissa's heart. She has been there for Melissa in so many ways over the years, never enough Thank You's could be said.

Melissa, I can't tell you how much I love you, and your strength, grace and tenderness is an inspiration to me. I love you. Courtney