Although we now live many miles apart, it is fun and fascinating to see you both on the same trajectory in life.
MD, I don't know what I did to deserve you as my son. I'll save you the mush and embarrassment (for later), but I'm so very proud of you. I tell you this all the time, but at 13 you are already more self assured, mature, level headed and kind than I ever was even in college (maybe even today). I love you with all my heart.
MK, You are like a daughter to me. What a beautiful young woman you've become (both inside and out). You are talented and kind hearted with a grace that many strive to acquire throughout their lifetime. I know you will accomplish anything and everything your heart desires.
The stars were aligned on December 5, 1996, and two extremely smart, kind, and genuinely good humans entered the world that day. I am forever grateful to be a part of their world.