Mother-in-laws are often mentioned either for good or for bad
I am very grateful that mine has never made me mad nor sad.
But let me tell you about my in-law father,
he too has been unique.
Juris Doctor has been his lifelong occupation
so in this way he’s my in-law father
but more than my father-in-law
he has been my dad too
whenever I need advice
he listens patiently
and lifts my hopes up high.
That is what dads do,
and this is what he has become to me
and when I need a lawyer,
I’ll always have one for free.
Of course I am just kidding
I love you Don Wil!
Maybe I have not told you this enough
Thanks for always being there for me
and also all in our family.
Today you are T-nueve
as my dear aunt Norma would have said
because she never told her age.
However, it’s O.K. because you are our sage.
We wish we could be with you
on this very special day,
but in the meantime until
we are together with you
May God bless you on your _9th birthday!