“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” ―Proverbs 17:17
I want to thank a remarkable man, with the common fallen frailties of any man, but with the uncommon grace and love that that makes me admire him and proud to call him my friend. I have walked with him through valleys, and wept and grieved over his trials (as he has mine), and seen him bear unjust loads that would break lesser men. He has been willing to serve unseen and sacrifice without expectation. We’ve laughed and cried, played and prayed, been counselor and counselee; and as the days have passed they have accumulated into a mountain of respect. There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will. Thank you, Jeff, for your loyal friendship through the mountains and the valleys. Happy 50th Birthday brother!