So, even though it's technically "my day", I choose to dedicate it to Robert J. Keough, Jr. and Eileen Kay Garval Keough Cunningham, my parents. Through the years, there were moments where I didn't see eye to eye with them as I struggled to find out who I was. I fought to be independent of both of them and thought "I knew everything and they knew nothing". Perhaps, the biggest benefit to collecting more years is you also collect more wisdom. The older I get, the more I realize just how much my parents knew, and how much they loved me, even if I didn't quite understand it then.
Thanks, mom and dad, for everything. I think I get it now.
"A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided." -- Robert Brault