Here's what I know about John.
Everyone loved him even as a young, rambunctious boy.
He had the cutest smile and still does.
He was a 'helper' and, at three, wanted Santa to bring him a proper-sized broom for Christmas.
He always sided with the under-dog.
He is generous, thoughtful and fun and to this day has best friends since childhood.
He lived for soccer.
He is sensitive.
He is a 'fresh crusty bread' hound.
He protected his sisters and did his best to keep away bad influences.
He loves to 'tinker' with cars.
He is smart with a great work ethic.
More than once I was approached by his acquaintances to be told that we did a great job raising him.
Yes, we are very proud.
Oh yes, and he can dance.
He is now a great husband and father.
His children make him laugh and he is enamoured with them.
He is a proud daddy.
His dad and I love him beyond words.
"So, here's to a great year, John.