Dear Judge L.; Thank you for your kind spirit and swift, inspired legal judgement. We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for our family. Dear Ray; Thank you for being mature and understanding and selfless enough to sign your consent to adopt and waiver of rights. We are eternally grateful. I hope you find peace and happiness in your life. Over and out, dude. Dear Papa R. and Mim-mim; We love you so very much. Thank you for always being there in any way you know how, despite (sometimes) less-than-desirable circumstances. Dear friends, family, and readers; You are all awesome! You have no idea how much I appreciate your love and support - especially recently. Dear Primerica Regional VP; Thank you for affirming that I am not a "weirdo". Means a lot. ;-) Dear UCHD; You guys are freaking awesome in countless ways. Props to the Health Promotion department. Dear Candace; I am so stinking proud of you for earning your wings! You are seriously the coolest little sister and I brag about you all the time. Dear Gabriel; I can never soak in enough of your cuteness. It is so fun to watch you grow and learn, but it's also a little bit sad because I am constantly reminded that you won't be a little boy forever. You are and will always be my favorite little guy. (Unless you get a brother one day...then you'll have to share that title with him...sorry) And finally-- Dear Hubby; You are the best in every way. I am always taken back by your kindness and willingness to serve others. I am so happy that Gabriel has you for a daddy. I am OVER THE MOON that I get to make babies with you - mostly because I get to give a few children the gift of an excellent father. Love you love you love you.