I know I’m maybe a jerk for wishing Lori’s husband a public Happy Birthday before Lori does, but I’ll bet she’s too busy hosting his various parties to jump online to do this. But, I do want to say loud and clear “Happy Birthday!” and let you know that I am grateful each and every day that you and Lori found each other and got married. Your kindness, generosity, sense of humor, loyalty, creativity, intelligence, and tolerance all go way above and beyond what anybody would have a right to expect from another human being.
If I had more time right now, I would share some of my favorite Joe stories with the Internet, but we’re busy getting ready to go to your house to give you some little gifts, so the stories will have to wait until another time. Till then, though, thank you for being such a good friend to our little family. We love you more than we can ever say. Here’s to a wonderful birthday, filled with the love you so richly deserve.