Each dear day brings all awesome amazing extraordinary walking in life to you, Joe. With every always inspired communication, you chisel into the stone of autism’s unforgiving hardness. With lasting, longstanding, awesome strength, you sear real facets of brilliance that beautify our world. With appreciation for your unique gifts, I honor this birthday as the ﬁrst with your voice. Quiet life takes us forward. I appreciate the friendship we will build. Journeys of signiﬁcance wait in our shadows. Each day is a birthday blessing and anticipates your contribution.