Old pic, hes still not himself. But here is An open letter to the love of my life: Since meeting you I have had my whole world turned upside down. The truth is Richard I would not be alive right now without you. You saved my life by sticking by me when others only sought to exploit me. When my own racist family left me for dead during the worst phase of my illness, you nursed me back to health and made sure i learned how to do it for myself. You have empowered me more than any person I've ever known. Though your mother would say she prepared you to make it through any fire, it is your own determination, integrity, and self esteem that has saved not only your own life multiple times, but my own, and even hers. You've essentially healed hundreds of random people from the internet, and without you they would still have sores on them, unable to conceive, overweight and miserable. I would not be alive had you given up, if you didn't figure out the cause of our torturesome illness last year I would have everyone blaming you for my death. But I have been freed from not only chemical bondage because of your example, I've been cleared of illnesses I didn't even know the name of, all because of you. Since I've known you, I've spent every day with you watching you show nothing but kindness to others, giving many a chance to reflect your kindness back. When they failed, your forgiveness was almost mechanical, you inspire me and so many others in our life and I'm so proud of your spirit and work, even if right now only a few people really know about it. I know the future has amazing things planned for you, I am committed to helping you heal and get thru this time the same way you did for me baby. I'm sorry I didn't get you a gift this year with all that has been happening. I'm amazed that without fail, and just when I think there is no funds left, you plan ahead and always surprise me with the sweetest gifts and tokens of love. Thank you for loving me so incredibly in this world full of selfishness, I hope my love will be worthy of yours in the end. I will love you forever! Thank you for being my best friend. Happy Valentines Day.