It's my birthday today. Ever since I first heard this song I knew I could never express as well as the the composer the debt of gratitude I owe to the many amazing people who have so graciously touched my life. I have come a long way in 45 years. What God has given me -- and my blessings are countless -- have come almost entirely through you, my family, my friends, acquaintances. I have not always noted or acknowledged what others have done to rewrite my life. It hasn't all been happy or easy. We have hurt each other sometimes. I do ask forgiveness for the the things I've done you, no doubt rightly, blame me for. And if there's blame to share, know that I can regret nothing, because we have made it to today. I am grateful for it all.
I know I'm who I am today because of you. I have been changed. For good.