I wasn’t looking for you when I first saw you. What I’m saying is you surprised me. I don’t usually like surprises but I liked the looks of you. Maybe that’s why my young man plans became as dross and you became every waking thought, and a few asleep too. To think I could have missed seeing you that day chills me now, for where then would my heart be? I suppose I would have married another and had other children and lived a different life, an expected life. But it would not be the one that took me by surprise. What I’m saying is when I thank God for my life what I’m really talking about is seeing you. *Happy 24th anniversary, kiddo. I love ya, always have.