Well first of all, I want to say hello to everyone. You all look nice today. I also want to say thanks to everyone for coming out today. I know we all have important things to do in our daily lives, and things of that nature. If you’re here, you thought that this event was important enough to set those important things aside for a moment and I sincerely appreciate that. I want to give a special shout out to this specific person. This person has had a profound effect on my life. She’s a great friend of mine. I met her my sophomore year in high school and we’ve had a close relationship ever since. She has always been a supportive and positive influence on my life. She’ll listen to all my personal problems and answer my persistent questions about everything. She was the first one to tell me to set my goals to the furthest limits and stretch my imagination to my greatest fantasies. She was there for me financially and mentally in one of the toughest times in my life. She’s influenced me to bring ambition and motivation to my daily ventures. Through her, I’ve grasped the idea of true strength and courage in the face of adversity.
We’ll also sit up and complain about why the Dallas Cowboys continue to break our hearts weekend after weekend. We’ll laugh at the funniest episodes of Martin and Fresh Prince together. We discuss our favorite songs, various artists, and the greatest movies. We discuss and laugh at our common understandings of the people around us and our world. We discuss our futures constantly, knowing one day that we’re going to look back on these days and cherish our humble beginnings. She has one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever known a person to have. I know she’s not in the room today but I do love her, I got her back, and I keep her in my prayers always. Thanks for everything and much love Tia Mc. The Best-Friend Award belongs to you.