Hey Melissa... 

I'm running late, if you think of time in terms of East Coast time... 

... but we know about me... and #TobyTime. 

I'm just in from doing... what we do. I had a thing. For a thing. After a day of doing things related to things... Because of that thing... we do which allows us all to do what we do and to live the lives we live. 

I know you know what I mean. 

And since Tuesday... isn't Tuesday yet in Hawaii and California... from a certain point of view... I'm not actually late... 

:-)

It's your birthday. I'm pretty sure Joe and Ever did their best to make sure you know just how important and special you are to them... but let me chime in to let you know how much you mean to everyone else around you. 

You are. You are that one person who reminds us all that yeah, we can be selfless. You do the little things which make big feelings happen. You think of the things that others don't which most often always makes all of us say, "wow, how come I didn't think of that..." 

You make things happen... things that are important because they are the things which make memories. And memories are what lifetimes... are made of. 

You and I -- our families -- have memories... we create new memories... and you add to the story that is our lives. I can say that Kyla and I are so much better because you are a part of our story... a story full of memories which mean so much, full of so many I've not properly thanked you for. 

So... thank you. For being you. For being in our lives... lives made better because of the way you bring that #MelissaDaddioThing to this life... 

Happy Birthday! 

Written at 9:38p West Coast time...  and that means #TobyTime is #JustInTime... 

-t.