To­day, I promise you this: I will laugh with you in times of joy, and com­fort you in times of sor­row. I will share in your dreams and sup­port you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will lis­ten to you with com­pas­sion and un­der­stand­ing, and speak to you with en­cour­age­ment. To­geth­er, let us build a home filled with learn­ing, laugh­ter and light, shared freely with all who may live there. Let us be part­ners, friends and lovers, to­day and all of the days that follow.