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Today, we are wishing a very Happy Birthday to our incredible friend, my ex-husband, and the father of my first two children – Derek.

Our family wouldn’t be the same without you, and I hope you know how grateful we are to have you in our lives. Truly, life wouldn’t be near as much fun for Cashy and Ruby without their “Uncle Dekle”.

Thanks for helping to keep our family grounded, even amongst all of the crazy curveballs that we throw at you most of the time ☺. And thanks for being a great friend to me and Chris.

You’ve been quite the example to me (and to many others) during these years post-divorce. It’s been eye-opening to see how much you care about not only the kids’ happiness, but about mine and Chris’ too. People reading this would be amazed to know that when times get tough for me and Chris, YOU are usually the one that reminds me of what is most important, and encourages me to (drop my ego and) “fix it”. I don’t know one other ex-husband like that ☺. I really don’t.

If there were more parents out there that could follow your lead, this world would be a better place. Thank you for loving our kids and loving our family, and supporting us in all that we do, even when it’s not easy. We appreciate you more than you might know.

We love you, Derek!!

Love,

All of us