Today the MiB celebrates his 45th birthday! If you know MiB in the flesh you know he is a man of integrity, he does not hold punches and he speaks from the heart. He is a BIG picture guy, he struggles with tact and has a huge love of life in the blue. He is a great leader, he likes to know he is doing right by those he serves with and for. He also may not like it but knows he needs to be mentored if he is doing it not so right. He takes life seriously, he knows life is precious but he knows how to live and live life to the fullest.
He is not an extrovert! He goes out of his way to make events more fun with his sense of humor and easy smile. And while sometimes he has to be reminded to "look at the mountains" he usually does not get caught in the weeds. He makes every effort to NOT sweat the small stuff, to look out for the little guy aka Airmen Snuffy and he will fall on his sword for the right reasons! He takes loyalty VERY seriously, he is not easily swayed by popular opinion and he will go to the mat if it is for the greater good.
I know, I know I am biased... I know, I get that! BUT I have seen this man toil over indiscretions that needed to be addressed and weren't and so he did; stew over doing the right thing even when it was not the popular thing, having to make the hard call when others with more authority did not choose to. He is remarkable and he is my man and I wish him a very happy birthday today!
With love to my MiB, see you in less then 2 weeks... muuuuaaaah!