Today I raise my Coke to Matt Parker. My awesome nephew is celebrating his birthday. It is his first birthday as a married man.
Last October, I had the pleasure and honor of being his best man at his wedding to Erin. It was one of the proudest moments of my life. As expected, I did toast the newlyweds with a real can of Coke (thank you Nancy and Laura for sneaking it in).
Matt and I have had many fun adventures (with many more to come), but that was his time to officially start his adventure with Erin. It was a day filled with laughs and tears (okay, I did cry a bit).
I know Erin will make this day special for Matt. I will not be with Matt today, but I am sending my greetings and love from here.
Happy birthday Matt. I love you and this Coke is for you.
Erin and Matt Parker and me in Lemont, IL-October 2016.