Ray and Sylvia, I am grateful to you for…

    1. Showing me the kind of parents I want to be like for my kids. I grew up in a broken home, so I never knew what it was like to be around parents who loved each other unconditionally.
    2. Giving me a good example of how I want to raise my kids later on. I thought I only wanted successful careers for them before, but you have two wonderful daughters that love God. Unfortunately, I only took the time to know one well enough, but I can say that she's the most Christlike person I've ever met.
    3. Sylvia: having faith in me and praying for me unconditionally through my journey.
    4. Ray: for engaging me and opening my eyes to a whole new perspective. It's a rare person in my life that has had both the patience and the endurance to do it.
    5. Being great examples of what it means to engage and connect in the spiritual community. It motivates me to find my calling and bring value to other people's lives.