This man of mine is remarkable. He is brave, kind, so damn intelligent, compassionate, strong, funny, goofy, determined. We met at freshman orientation almost 14 years ago, started dating 11 years ago, and got married 8 1/2 years ago. Each day that he's been in my life has been better for his presence there. We have in many ways grown up together (though not too much!) and I am stunned, but not surprised, at the amazing man he has become. He is my champion, protector, partner and best friend. Just thought you should know. Happy Birthday, Ryan!