Wednesday, October 20, 2004
You made it to one of the milestone birthdays in your life in spite of all of the distractions and malevolence.
Congratulations on your induction to NHS!
Your induction is not a result of any contibution either of your parents made - it is due solely to the amount of effort which you have chosen to invest in yourself.
You, and you alone, have earned the honor which has been accorded you, and once again, you are in the company of the "best of the best".
As your father, I take great satisfaction from seeing you guiding your life with such hard work, good character, and wonderful spirit.
I know that you know how much I love you and regret not being able to see you.
With all of my love,