Today is my best friend's birthday, my lovely wife, the one who makes every day brighter. Miranda Jane is the funniest person I know. She makes me laugh consistently and I think she gets as much joy out of seeing me smile as I do responding to her with that smile. Our fifth anniversary was a month ago and I think if I were to give marriage advice to single, engaged, or newly married people it would be to keep an eye out for the sort of person who shares your victories and defeats, who can laugh with you and cry with you. Find the person who is in your corner, who wants to make your life better. I try to be that person. I don't know if I am succeeding or not, but I know I found someone who is. I know I am loved and Miranda doesn't fail to show me this. Miranda, on your birthday, I hope you know that I love you as much as I know you love me. Thank you for being my closest confidant and my partner in all things. This world is a better place because of you. Your birthday is truly a reason to celebrate. I love you to the utmost.