'Tis the Season #11 is from my brother Pat, Colin's Uncle Pat and Pat's girlfriend Kristine:
From Uncle Pat:
I am writing this to you today because of how important you are to me and everyone else that has seen you grow in the past eight months. We couldn't have asked for a better addition into this family. In these eight months that I have known you I've watched you grow up so fast. It feels like yesterday when I was holding you in my arms as a newborn. You've brought so much joy to my life. Just taking a look at your pictures makes me smile and reminds me of the important things in life. When I take a look at your picture, a crappy job, money problems all become trivial when I know all the hard work my nephew has put in and has taken so many steps to where your at now! You have amazed us all and the amazement never stops. In no time at all you are already sitting up by yourself! The love and support you have is endless. It all comes down to the family and friends that make life worth it, and you certainly have the family and friends to help you prosper in life. I love you Colin!
From Aunt Kristine:
I have only known your family a short time, but in that time I have witnessed a love that never ceases to amaze me. It’s the kind of love that makes you feel at home every time you hear their voice or see their picture. Just being in the same room with all of them, the love I feel, can be overwhelming at times. You have only added to the love and happiness I see when I spend time with all of you! Family is one of the greatest gifts in the world. You have inspired every member of your family and many more people you have never met. You are loved more than is possible to understand, and you give strength to everyone around you! I know your uncle Pat and I would never think of jumping into freezing water in the middle of winter if not for you! It has been such an honor getting to know you, and I will be looking forward to the next time I see you!!