Having been very busy for the last week, I had glossed over some of my correspondences. Although I had wished her a happy birthday in private, I only noticed her e-mail asking for a PUBLIC acknowledgment today. So Em, just to feed your ego...
HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY!!!
My not acknowledging your birthday does NOT mean I don't love you, or that I had forgotten about you. You're beautiful person, and I think it's very fitting that you were born on a day meant to represent an end to war and a beginning to peace. You truly embody all that is good in the world, I know that by not announcing your birthday to the world, I have lost you as a friend and confident and for that I am truly sorry. I hope your new friends in Halifax aren't as inconsiderate as this good ol' boy from Hamilton.
OK in all seriousness, I miss you kid. I look forward to seeing you and all my other friends when I go home in the winter.