We were YOUNG! I look back on the pictures and realize how much we look like kids ourselves. But, we had read lots of parenting books, and had a number of friends who already had kids so we considered ourselves ready.
We have loved parenting you Karl and have so many fun, meaningful, and adventuresome memories and stories about you. (We will relive them over Thanksgiving when we get to celebrate with you in person.)
You are one of the most unique and gifted people we know and you have delighted us in unimaginable ways throughout your entire 30 years. We are so proud to have you as our son and love you immeasurably.
It gives us such joy to see you using your gifts and skills to accomplish GREAT things and we can't wait to see where your "investment" leads you. You have so much to look forward to as you begin this 30th year!
Have fun opening up your gifts and celebrating with Laura! We can't wait to hear all about it!