Thank you for 23 years of unconditional love, for accepting me at my worst, for staying when you were frightened, for fighting with me, and fighting for me
Thank you for living with my moods, for accepting my alternates, for setting your limits and uniting us in love and respect for you.
Thank you for learning about my illness, for choosing to live with the stigma, for loving someone with a mental illness.
Thank you for teaching me about family, for the homework with your nieces, for calling your Mother every night, for making sure that the people you love know that you love them.
Thank you for sharing your grief with me as you mourn the loss of your Father.
Thank you for always being a man I am honored to know and love.
You are proof of God’s love and proof of God’s mercy…
Thank you for being my Partner.