Well, what can be said about this guy? Today is his 30th birthday. Shem (owner and founder of Mr. B's Necessities) considers it an achievement if he goes the whole day each year without anyone know it is his birthday. Well, the cat's out of the bag today. Allow me (Lara, Shem's endearing wife) to brag about him. In the past 8 1/2 years that I have know him, I have seen him grow up into an man I am so proud of. He has worked with perseverance and humility, by God's grace, to build up Mr. B's more than I thought possible. He is a patient and intentional father to our two rambunctious kiddos, and he is a kind and caring husband. And one of my favorite things about him? His sense of humor. He is always making everyone's day brighter with his witty sarcasm and fun jokes (which never seem to get old, even if I've heard them 20 times). Plus he is a champ on the Spikeball court (I promise you he didn't ask me to say that).