housatonic, ma / october 6, 2012
To my better half, happy 34th birthday! This birthday marks a decade of knowing eachother, I remember celebrating your 24th (along with everyone else's in graduate school that had an October birthday at Ramage's house). We barely knew eachother then, and I would never have guessed that we'd end up here... how crazy is that and how lucky are we that things turned out this way?
I love you to pieces and hope that you have another splendid year. You keep me on my toes and are the best pop a Little Smith could ask for. We are are so proud of you. Happy Happy Birthday James!