To my wonderful dad (sorry I don't have any recent pictures of us on my computer.... but this one is good of both of us!) Thank you, thank you, thank you... for showing me the importance of hard work! You have been an incredible example to me of perserverance and determination. Thank you for working so that I could be afforded so many blessings in my life.... You remind me of a quote I once read by Thomas Jefferson where he stated "I am a firm believer in luck, I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." You have worked hard everyday of your life yet I can only remember, at the most two times where you missed one of my events... You were at every dance recital, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse game and even to high school assemblies that I was in.... You have always been there, and I want you to know, that I am so grateful to you for your support!
One of the most memorable trips that I have ever been on was to Torreon, Mexico.... To meet Andrew's wonderful parents... Andrew and I both knew that we were getting married, but we hadn't told anyone yet. However Rich and Amy could not have made me feel anymore welcome! They treated me like family from the very beginning. I knew after I met them there was no doubt in my mind that I had to marry Andrew. His parents were too great to pass up! Rich, I just want to say thank you for raising such a phenomenal man! As I tried to give Amy a compliment about raising such a gentleman, she turned and said "Well that's because his father has always been an example of that!" Thank you for teaching integrity in your home. For showing your son how important hard work and honesty are. Thank you for accepting and serving a mission. We are so grateful for the blessings that we receive in our life because of your service. We love you Rich, and can't wait to beat you in ping pong in two weeks!