1: Happy 50th Birthday Mom! You've touched so many lives in such special ways. I hope you enjoy this gift. I love you, Samantha
2: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
3: October 29th., 1961 | Caroline | Deanne | Ramos
4: Fifty years ago Caroline's Dad and I were so excited to welcome a baby girl into our lives--we already had been blessed with two sons. We moved out of our home when Caroline was just eight months old, so Frankfort, Indiana is where Caroline grew up. Her preschool years were spent in a small neighborhood where all the children played together. Her best friends were Karen Clossen and Cam Daniels. They would play "Barbie" for hours. They loved spending time together. Caroline was a very good student. Her teachers were always saying how delightful she was to have in class. Caroline was very close to her maternal grandmother. The two of them would go shopping and cooked together. She loved being with her "Muir." Caroline continued her studious ways all through her college years at Indiana Universit where she also pledged a sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. I have great memories of "Mom's Weekend's" at the Kappa house! Caroline is a sheer delight. She is a great mom, wife, sister, and daughter. She is loved by all.
5: Caroline, Over the past 20 years we have spent countless hours together-talking, lunching, decorating, shopping, and laughing. We have commiserated about children, husbands, bad hair days, and the stubborn five founds that we are always hoping to lose. We have shared things as simple and mundane as a recipe or a dress, to important things like the thoughts that lie deep in our hearts. One of my fondest memories of our time together was when our two families (minus Charlie) went to Florida for spring break. We stayed at Marty and Natalie’s place, and I don’t think it was much of a vacation for you. With 6 young kids with us, you spent a lot of time cleaning up after everyone. Every time I turned around, you had a broom and dustpan in your hands. I never had the heart to tell you, but at least once a day, Lucy pottied on the white carpet in our room! Things are a little different now. The kids will soon be gone (well mine anyways), and Lucy is gone, but what hasn’t changed is that you are still a great friend- one that I can always count on to share all the ups and downs that occur over the span of a lifetime. Enjoy your birthday, and revel in the life you have built around you-a happy marriage, a great family, and all of the many friends gathered around you today! Love, Dana
6: There is a lot I can say about Caroline, but what sticks out the more than anything is that she is the most loyal friend you could ever have. We have been friends close to 25 years and she has always been supportive and there when you need her. We've shared the experience of being pregnant at the same time for our first three children. We did a lot of commiserating together. As we know, Caroline is never short on asking questions. We've traveled together many times and some of those trips are the most memorable to me. All the long walks we've taken seemed so short because she loves to talk the whole time. I'll never forget the time when we were having dinner at La Holla in Broadripple. She was pregnant with Sam and I was with Joe. The table next to us ordered fish, when it arrived, the smell was so awful that we had to leave. We were sure that the fish came from the canal and the people who ate it had to go to the ER later. It's been a great friendship and can't wait for the next 25 years. I hope I can be there for you if you need me, like you've been there for me. Happy Birthday Love always, Jody
7: Did we ever get in a fight? Did we ever get possessive or jealous? Noour friendship just worked!! Almost every KKG memory I have includes Caroline, but to highlight a fewone time we went running and then hung out on the steps of the Kappa house watching the cars drive by. Well who did we see drive bynone other than John Cougar Mellencamp in a Bentley!!!! He was in his heydey at that time, and we were just going crazy noticing him. And then the unthinkable happened - he drove back around and pulled up beside the Kappa house! We ran over there like crazy groupies, but he obviously saw something that made him want to stop (was it the Morgan Fairchild look alike??!!) Anyway, we tried to start a conversation with him, me telling him I was from his home town - but NOTHING! He totally ignored us! It was so weird! But we were ecstatic nonetheless! John Mellencamp stopped for US! | Another memory was going to watch this band all over IU - I can't remember their name, but I remember what the drummer looked like! I think we were both in love with that drummer! And if only I could remember the name of the song they played that was our favorite?! Another song that reminds me of our time at IU is "Burning Down the House"! Ha! One of the biggest treat was trying to room together twice a year. We were pretty successful at that!! We had fun with Suzy and Libby! We also have some hilarious memories rooming with Sue and Sandy. Remember Michael Jackson song practice?? If only we had Facebook and cellphones back then to capture all the memories. | I can't think of college without thinking of Caroline! We met as Kappa Kappa Gamma pledges our freshman year at IU and became fast friends. I think she actually took me under her wing. We became pretty inseparable over the course of our time at IU. We had a healthy friendship, though. We could branch out with other girls, have different boyfriends (not me so much!), but yet we constantly wanted to share a room at the KKG house and do so many things together! I think I taught her how to be a runner! I think she gave me confidence! I don't remember ever having drama between us.
8: Caroline wasn't just a friend who was fun to be around. We bonded, we had each other's backs, we were like family. So, of course, when we left IU, it was only a given that we would get an apartment together in Indianapolis. A teacher and a student teacher couldn't afford much, but we rented a place on College north of 86 Street. I can't remember the name of the complex. College Arms?? Something like that! Anyway, we started our post-college life together. And again, I don't remember ever having any issues rooming together. I think we fit together really well! But adult life was happeningCaroline wanted to graduate and try living in TX, I wanted to meet someone and get married and stay close to home. HA HA!! But Caroline met Greg, when she was working at the Cork and Cleaver at nights. And I worked there in the afternoons in the summer and didn't meet anyone special!! But Caroline met Greg, when she was working at the Cork and Cleaver at nights. And I worked there in the afternoons in the summer and didn't meet anyone special!! | She really considered moving to Dallas after she graduated IU, and went as far as me having to get a new roommate, but she had fallen in love with Greg and ended up staying in Indy - good decision, though I was sad we wouldn't be living together!! I loved Greg, and thought he was so good for Caroline! And even when I drove Caroline to his apartment for her to throw water on him when he was sleeping when she was mad at him, I remember thinking - "I like him, don't screw this up!" Greg was great to me, too! I could always be their third wheel! He became as good as a friend to me as Caroline. But again, life happened and about the time Caroling and Greg got engaged, and I ended up being the one that moved to Dallas.
9: Not in my original plans, but Caroline inspired me to branch out and try new things when my personal life wasn't going the way I had planned! Moving to Dallas worked out wonderfully for me in the end. I never came back to Indiana after moving to Dallas. I eventually fell in love and married someone from Dallas. We got married, moved to Nashville, then Houston, then Nashville, where we live now. I haven't lived in the same town as Caroline since I was 25. She started having babies at 28, I didn't even get married until I was 30. Our lives went in different directions, but our hearts have never. Caroline is my first adult best friend. She holds a place in my heart and memories that no one can replace. We've been in each others weddings and love each others spouses. We know if we were in the same town now we would be mommy buddies, couple buddies and just really great friends. Thank God, our bond is one where we can pick up where we leave off whenever we do get to spend time together, which isn't often enough. Caroline, you are beautiful inside and out. You will always be one of my most special friends. Happy 50th Birthday!!! I love you, Shannon | The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
10: August 1st, 1987 | "I Love You Not Only For What You Are But Who I Am When I Am With You." | Enjoy these memories. Most are happy, some are sad. Some will make you laugh while others might bring a tear. Our journey has been wonderful. I love you!!! Greg
14: Caroline, Through our girls, from their births, through high school, and now college, we have shared many fond memories with our families. Through thick and thin I know that our bonds of friendship will last forever. Stacy and Samantha will be the sisters that they never had, and you and I will always share the trials and tribulations of raising our girls in households filled with boys. You are a great mom and a trusted friend. Happy 50th birthday, and I wish you many more happy, healthy years to come. Love, Debbie | Caroline, You truly are one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I know. I have grown up thinking of you as my second mom, especially in high school and college as I have found myself wanting to talk to you and Sam about things I don't like talking to anyone else about. You have helped me through the good and bad, and I hope you know how much I appreciate that. Sam and I are graduating this year and no one knows where life will take us, but there is no doubt in my mind that you will be in my life forever. I love you! ~Stacy~
15: Lucy | 24 East 71st | Beaver Creek | Red Beamer | Father Byrne | Harbor Club | Aspen | Laguna | Frankie at Joe's | Chicago Birthdays | Dinner Party Prep | Italy | Plymouth Horizon | Russells
16: 50 Memories of Caroline | 1.Driving her 1980’s Blue Horizon to Florida 2.Spending college Spring Breaks at my Grandma’s condo in Ft. Myers together 3.Wishing I could tan as well as you, without getting freckles 4. Wearing my gold and blue sweats to portray me in a skit at KKG 5.Your room at KKG was always a mess with clothes on the floor. Who knew you’d turn into a neat freak? 6.Answering the house phone at KKG, usually a boy asking for you 7.Being out at bars together and guys always asking, “Did you know you look like Morgan Fairchild?” 8.You never met a mirror you didn’t like 9.Sending me flowers, comforting me when my Dad died 10.Your special relationship with Mir, who understood all your hopes and dreams in life 11.Always including me as a “third wheel” while you were dating Greg 12.Buying a Chevy Cavalier to drive, and then after getting engaged to Greg, thinking you needed a nicer car to drive 13.Asking me to be a bridesmaid in your wedding 14.Hosting a bridal shower for me when I got engaged the first time and the second time too | K A T H Y
17: 15.Fixing me up with guys, including Greg’s brother Andy 16.Letting me borrow your fabulous clothes for a special event 17.Hiring me to babysit Samantha and Evan while you and Greg had a get-away trip 18.Calling me and asking me to go to Target and buy the specific BATMAN toy that Evan wanted because you couldn’t find it on your trip with Greg 19.Buying some of your hand-me-down clothes at your moving sale 20.Traveling with you to Nashville, TN to visit Shannon. We really should do that again 21.ALWAYS calling me every year to wish me “Happy Birthday” for the last 30 years 22.Letting Samantha be the flower girl in my wedding while you were a pregnant bridesmaid 23.Having Greg reprimand a certain boyfriend and taking luggage I bought from Brenner’s to have his initials removed for me. 24.Letting Evan be my child model while he wore a hand knit sweater I made and took a photo of him for my album 25.Greg telling Caroline that she really needed to learn to knit and sew like me 26.The Bobbie years – Thing 1 and Thing 2 with David | 27.Bobbie was one of our girlfriends and your personal assistant. I remember you were so sad when she was moving out of state 28.What a good cook you are. My boys love your brisket 29.Hosting a couple’s shower with Shannon and Phil Larman for your wedding 30.Comforting you when you suffered a miscarriage, my turn to send flowers 31.Comforting me after a broken engagement 32.Inviting my boys over to swim in your pool 33.ALWAYS checking with me to see how Max is doing
18: 34.Having conversations with you and all you wanted to do was ask questions about me because you really cared how I was doing 35.I always thought you would make a great talk show host 36.Sacrificing a trip to Hawaii when your kids were younger because you didn’t want to be that far away from them, knowing you could wait to take that trip later in life 37.Your reaction to Natalie taking Samantha for a haircut without asking your permission – Priceless 38.You never look bad, always in great shape, and looking beautiful | 39.Remember Charlie ( or maybe it was David ) told you that you looked like Cinderella in one of your dresses 40.ALWAYS visiting me after I had each one of my boys 41.Your house is always neat and tidy and the interior design and colors are stunning 42.You attended the Grand Opening of Joe’s Butcher Shop 43.You drive to Carmel, which is going out of your way, to make purchases at Joe’s 44.You have sent many friends to our store to support our business 45.You always encourage me in my handicrafts and hobbies 46.You have been a great resource for me since becoming a mom, since you had your children before me
19: 47.You wanted to hear all about my Haiti trip, listened to all the details, and looked at all my pictures 48.You have stayed married to the same man for so many years – impressive 49.You brought my son gifts when he was in the hospital 50.You came to visit me on my 50th birthday (7 months ago ) while I was at the hospital because Max had just been through surgery I am truly BLESSED to know you. You have been a kind, caring, generous, and thoughtful friend to me for over 30 years! I love you, Happy Birthday! Kathy
20: Some fond memories of Caroline... Listening to you play the piano Watching you get ready for the Euvola and Prom Mom and dad dropping you off at Daytona Beach with Dani for spring break Helping you get your first classroom ready at Clay Junior High School Enjoying your hand me down clothing –You’ve always had an eye for fashion! Caroline, You have been a great role model. Since there is a small (8 years) age difference we were never able to go school together or take part in events, but I have enjoyed and valued your friendship and sisterhood. Happy Birthday! Love, Kristi
21: M I C H A E L | E V A N
22: precious first moments
24: Caroline- So there we were circa 1975, 14 years old or so, in the middle of the night, driving your dads golf cart when we ran into a sand trap and couldn’t get out.oh wait! That’s for another time. Okay, okay, I’ve got it. So there we were circa 1977, 16 years old or so, driving in the middle of the night to Wabash College.oh wait! That’s for another time. Let me think. Oh now I have it. So there we circa 1982, 20 years old or so, driving in the middle of the night to the Ft. Lauderdale strip to P-A-R-T-..oh wait! This is harder than I thought. Let me just say this. I remember tennis lessons together, being Jr. High ping pong champs in P.E., baseball games at TPA park, swimming in your pool, Cool Lake, the RV ride to Florida with your parents, Wabash trips, IU frat parties and so much more.Caroline, you were always there with me to share the good times and help me through the bad. You are smart, funny, kind, beautiful inside and out and you have the ability to make a person feel special. Especially me. You were my best friend growing up. And even though we are miles away from each other, I still consider you my best friend. I will always love you, Dani (Roettger Waedekin)
27: The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. | David Benjamin
28: Chocolate Drops
31: Dear Caroline, You are a wonderful friend always. I love you so much and am so happy that you are my friend. We have been through the good and the bad and have always been there for each other. You are a thoughtful, caring, and loving person. Have a wonderful birthday. I wish I could be there to make you a red raspberry pie. Have a wonderful party. You deserve it. I love you, Bobbie
32: 743 Pine Drive
34: The affection and love of mother is priceless and unmatched.
36: Caroline, I remember meeting you for the first time in late 1985 or early 1986 at the Marott restaurant with Greg, Barry and Natalie and Marty. You had literally just had your wisdom teeth out that day or the day before and were so quiet. Looking back, you were probably on some kind of major painkiller that night! I remember thinking what beautiful eyes you had and how sweet you were. Some things never change! We are each other's life witnesses and that is validating. We have gone through our entire adult lives in a parallel as part of the same family: dating, careers, engagement, marriage, pregnancy, parenthood, vacations, holidays.... All kinds of milestones, happy and sad (see our engagement picture below!). And all kinds of haircuts.... good and bad! You are my confidant, sounding board and shoulder to cry on. You are my fashion advisor, role model and parental guidance counselor. Most importantly, you are my sister and friend that I admire and trust. I love knowing you are just a phone call away and thank God that you are such a big part of my life. xoxoxoxo and Happy 50th!!! Jane
37: Dear Caroline, First of all, happy, happy birthday! I wish with all of my heart that I could have been there, but I am in Las Vegas with Zoe for a soccer tournament. I am so proud of Sam for pulling this off and I know you must be popping with pride and happiness. I will never forget meeting you all for the first time in Sun Valley and how amazing you all were. I felt like we connected and bonded immediately and our relationship has only gotten better and stronger over the years. You are an incredible mother, wife, aunt and friend and you do it all with such grace and ease. I am overwhelmed by your capabilities and you should feel so proud of all that you have accomplished with your life this far! I love and admire you and hope that you have the most wonderful day and celebration...YOU deserve it! Cheers to an amazing sister-xoxo Julie
38: C H E R I S H
39: Dear Caroline, I'm so glad you're turning 50 since I had to. I can't believe it's been fifteen years since we met when our girls became fast friends in the 2nd grade. Now they're seniors in college! You've been a true friend to me through the years and you're just plain fun to be around. You have a great sense of humor and you keep me laughing. I'd be remiss if I didn't mentionHalloween a few years ago when you dressed up as a teeny bopper. You had your long blond hair and your white gogo boots and you were sooooo happy with yourself. It was a hoot and just for the record, you were cute! Happy 50th Birthday! I love ya, Nancy
40: Caroline, Have a wonderful Birthday! You are a wonderful person and a great friend. I look forward to many more years of fun and laughter with you. I have always enjoyed your company since the day I met you. My best memories with you are going on shopping escapades and tailgating at the IU games. Jeff said we are not allowed to disclose one of our best memories of you. I am so grateful to have you in my life. Love you, Jennie
41: Caroline So many wishes, so many smiles, so many memories, we have covered over the miles. You are everything I could ask for in a daughter and son’s wife, you truly have made such a difference in my life. On your 50th birthday love and joy I see, make every day a happy one and always be Caroline to me. I love you, Natalie
43: You are truly a remarkable woman! I have watched you for close to twenty years as a Mother, a Wife, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, and lastly, as a Friend. You are so beautiful on the outside, which would make some at first glance believe that your inner beauty could not begin to match your outer beauty. Miraculously, it does! You have always put your family first. You are an inspiration in this way. Your wonderful family meals have kept your family close and so appreciative of one another (although it may not always seem that way). Getting the invitation for your 50th birthday from your beautiful daughter Samantha is a testimony to you. I have always admired the relationship between the two of you, and can only aspire to have the same with my two daughters. I feel so blessed to have two children the same age as two of yours, as it has allowed us to stay close friends for the past 17 years. I look forward to sharing many more milestones with you and your family throughout the next 50 years! Happy 50th! | Caroline- As you hit this milestone in your life, I wanted to take a moment to let you know how I feel about you and our friendship.
44: Caroline’s favorite thing to say at work outs- "Look at me, I'm dripping!" I know Caroline doesn't LOVE weight training. She does it because she knows she needs to in order to stay healthy. And even though I know there are days she would rather "pay me and leave", Caroline does work hard and MOST of the times there is a smile on her face. She's a great friend and I love her. Teresa | Caroline, You are the most loving friends. You raise your kids just like I do! XOXO Jackie ~Make your life a loving thing~
45: One of my favorite quotes Caroline always says to me is "Desperate times call for desperate measures!!!” This always comes in handy when discussing the boys! She is such a kind person, a loving mom, and a great friend of mine. Happy 50th Caroline! Love, Janna | A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. Thank you for being such a good friend to me. Happy 50th! Love, Debra
46: A poem for a very dear friend... I've been a Park Mom for some time now you see, and for years and years, it was always just me. But then came along another one of my kind, and together, we became known as the "CRAZED CAROLINES!" It started with Joe- the hot Dean of our boys, who heard from us daily, and got slightly annoyed. "No, that wasn't me- this is my first call!" I'd say, and on with my question... “How is my son today?” "David's just fine- No D's No Detentions,” It's always so hard to get Joe's attention.. | She gave me her tutor – a gift that was great Jack would pass English and might just graduate! But the stories go on and our connection continues Between football, and homework and comparing our menus. We talk quite a bit, There's a lot that we share Of course the boys don’t like it, But what do we care? This bond shall go on For we have Charlie and Grace. We’ll share many more laughs and much homework to face. But we will face it together Because this journey is fun Thanks to my dear friend.. Caroline Number One!! | “NO- its Caroline # ONE- not the other this time! I'm calling for Jack- any new crimes?" “Oh Caroline Seymour! So sorry to confuse. But I do get it now... we have a Caroline # TWO!” But then came a day, I lost my top billing, I became number two, but for this I was willing.
47: “After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. but it's comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart...and if you're very lucky, a plane ride away.” | Happy 50th Birthday, Caroline! May the next 50 be filled with as much love and happiness as the last 50. You are an amazing mother, friend and mentor. I wish I could be there with you to celebrate! Thank you for everything you have done for me and taught me. | Love, Annie
48: Samantha, Your Mom and I have known each other for many years now. We have traveled together to California and NY having wonderful experiences with lots of laughs. but, what truly set our friendship in stone for me was when Jack started at Park Tudor. Your Mom took me under her wing checking to make sure I knew what was going on ,where and when( thank goodness she continues to do this by the way). I was nervous about transferring schools and worried about Jack fitting in . Your Mom would call and check in on me, include Jack in activities and and make sure that we felt welcome. I see this kindness in all of her children,especially you dear Samantha, which shows what an incredible mother she is! I will always be grateful to her and I hope that she knows that she can always count ! on me if she ever needs me. How fortunate you are to have such an elegant, kind and amazing Mom. She is the definition of a Lady! Love, Christina | Caroline, Caroline, you are so nifty, Particularly since you've just turned Fifty. What a great friend you have always been, Happy Birthday, again and again. Good health and happiness for 50 more years, Your friendship warms my heart to tears. Forever Your Friend, Robyn
50: Mom Happy 50th Birthday , even though you look 20. The past years I haven’t thanked you enough for all you do for me. I love your cooking. You help me with all my home work and always support me. You are very protective of me. I love Christmas with you watching A Wonderful life and breakfast in the morning. I know you nag but it is to make me a better person. But it is gosh dang annoying when you do it. I look up to you as a role model and I couldn’t ask for a better mom. I don’t know what I would do without you. I hope you have a great day and know I love you very much. Love Charlie
52: Mom, Even though we have our ups and downs, there is no way I can tell you how much I love you. To be honest, there is no way I could even survive without you and if it wasn't for you, I don't know where I would be right now. You hold this family together and you truly do care for us so much. I hope you have a great day and the best birthday ever. You deserve it. I love you big momma
54: A Beautiful Day
55: Ma, Happy Birthday!!!!!!! It’s crazy how time flies so fast. It’s your big 50th . I’m about to be 21 years old. Sam is about to graduate from college and start her career. David is already a junior in high school and driving. Charlie is almost as big as I am. And although pops may deny it, I’m starting to see more and more grey hairs forming don’t worry, you still got a while before I’ll see anything besides that bright blonde head of hair. It’s crazy when you stop and think about this stuff for a minute, but times are changing. We’ve been through so much as a family, and each of us carry specific traits that make us the great family we are. You mean so much to each and every one of us. You’re always here for us when we need you, and although we may butt heads from time to time, the love we hold for one another is unbreakable, and I thank you and dad for that. I hate to say it, but time will continue to fly good and bad things will happen and many people will come and go throughout all of our lives, but at the end of the day we will always have each other to fall back on. And to me (and I know this holds true for you) that’s the only thing that matters. You put a big emphasis on family, and I wish more kids felt as loved as I do. | I will NEVER forget the moment my Kairos leader read your letter to me in front of everyone. I can remember it wasn’t the longest letter they read, and it didn’t tell a long detailed story, but to me it was the best. I could tell that every word you typed on that paper was full of truth, love, and pride. Despite everything, I know you will always love me and you’ll always be proud of the man you call your oldest son. Our lives continue to change drastically, and I’m sure many more changes are in our near future but one thing will never change. I will always love you and I’ll always be proud to call you my mom. That will never change. I hope you have a great birthday mom. I’ll always be here for you. Love, Evan | From a personal standpoint, I would just like to thank you for everything. You’re right by my side whenever I need someone to lean on. I can’t remember a time when you weren’t right there for me (or at least trying to be). Whether it was driving me to middle school everyday, or picking me up from countless practices, or doing ALL of my laundry and making a perfect chicken and noodles meal when I decide to come home from college, you never seem to be off your game. I never have actually gotten to thank you for all those little things. So thank you. When Sam told me we were all going to write letters to you, I thought mine would just consist of many thank you’s and love you’s. However, when I thought a little harder about what I wanted to say, one thing stuck out in my mind more than anything else.
57: San Jacinto | Pebble Beach | Adrienne Vadenni | Jackson Hole | Sun Valley | Ruthie | Summer party at 71st | Nanny Myra Nanny Flo Mir | Fountain Bleau | Carmel Racket Club | 257-8640
58: Valentine's Day | Broad Ripple Efficiency Maui | Carmel Clay | Oprah | Long Boat | Broadmoor | Laura Ashley | Bella and Bailey | A Wonderful Life | Pine Drive | Naples | K&F | Athletic Club | Bobbie | Phantom/NYC | Autumn Woods | Cork 'N Cleaver
60: Mom, In the soon to be twenty-two years since my birth, I've thanked you many times. However I've never thanked you with as much sincerity as you deserved. I've never thanked you for the things that really mattered, for the love that fostered all those acts of maternal care, for shaping me into a person who I like and am proud to be. Thank you for giving me everything I need for a lifetime of learning and growing. Thank you for grounding me (in both senses of the word). Thank you for being my best friend. Thank you for loving me in spite of myself. Thank you for giving when you had nothing left to give. Thank you for being my mother when it was hard, when it required more of you than you thought you could spare. Thank you for twenty-two years of infinite patience and unconditional love. Even though I'm still learning, I've learned enough to understand how fortunate I am to have been born to such an extraordinary woman. Thank you for doing the best you could every second of every day. If I could be half as good a mother to my children as you are to your children, I will have done exceptionally well. I have you to thank for everything I am. I love you.
61: Caroline, What a wonderful ride we’ve been on. The word poem I put together on the previous page reminds us of events in our lives together. The words don’t mention the feelings I have for you. You are beautiful inside and out. You are caring to a fault. When Webster defined motherly he was describing you. Our children take this for granted but as they mature they will understand how fortunate they have been and will be. Charlie might call you a nag but your magic works. We constantly receive compliments from our contemporaries and our childrens’ contemporaries, just how nice and humble all of them are. This is a reflection on you my dear, and you should be very proud. Our life is our family, you are our matriarch and I am so fortunate to be your husband. | Happy Birthday!! I love you forever Greg
65: TODAY I Marry MY FRIEND
66: "This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."