2/4/08 Dear Moe,
It is Devin here. I want to thank you so much for the GREAT gift that you sent me. I wanted to fax you a note, but it did not work. So I am e-mailing you this note to let you know what an incredible coach and person you are and what a difference you have made in my swimming career. If it weren't for you and me training together as a little kid, I never would be where I am now. You put the right habits in me as a small tike, and I have carried those all the way up to now and will continue to do so. I am so lucky to have you as my coach and friend. You make the difference to so many!
I also want to say have a very happy birthday and I hope that you enjoy skiing. You really deserve to have some fun, so go do that. My mom really treasures you too, and we all want you to stay healthy. Just remember how special you are to us and so many. You are really awesome.
Take care, and once again, thank you so very much for the wonderful gift. I will use it and think of you .