Allen, I am grateful to you for:

    1. Being an amazingly giving person. Every time I am around, I always see you give to your friends without asking for anything in return.
    2. Being a friend to me through Julie's and my relationship and breakup. You've been probably the only real friend of hers who has stuck with me through it all, and that says a lot about you.
    3. Being a good listener. Your patient ears have helped keep me on the straight and narrow as I navigate my life's path with God.
    4. Taking care of Julie. I'm glad she's surrounded by some of the best people in the world, and I'm glad you're one of them. I want the best for her, and I know you'll always have her best interests at heart as well.
    5. Being a brother in Christ. I'm glad we can talk about Christianity, and I hope to build that fellowship with you much stronger in a small group one day.