The Stars Align

Every 6 or 7 years Father’s Day happens to align with Angel’s birthday.  Today is one of those days.   Things align in all of our lives without our control,  both good and bad.   I am grateful that those stars aligned and allowed me to meet you.   You have changed my life in ways that I cannot begin to express in the written or spoken word.   We have shared quite an adventure together,  one that has now led us to this amazing island.  Today is your birthday, and I love that we get to share it and Father’s Day together.

To Rachele, thank you for letting me be your Dad.  You and your Mom were the best decision I have ever made. I only hope I have lived up to that title for you.  Keep that sarcasm! It is my gift to you..

To Anna,  me and your Mom have certainly created the best of both of us in you..  I know I can be an asshole sometimes (your own words),  keep being you as you make me laugh more than anyone..  Now stop recording me and putting me all over the Internet.

To Angel,  words are tough to express what you mean to me on your birthday.  I will steal some words from Queen,  the song we heard right after we got engaged at the beach  :

You’re the best friend
That I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
You’re my best friend

Happy Birthday Angel…  You are the angel that saved me….

Bioluminescence from glowing plankton in sea tide line on beach, with stars above and ship lights on horizon, Vaadhoo Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean, October 2010



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