Richard is family to me.
Tonight I'm at his birthday party.
He's just lovely. Over the years I have known him, we have taken care of each other. He's often take-charge and responsible, and is generous with his time and effort. I count on him for common sense advice and help.
At the same time, I take care of him too. He's kind of like my kid.
Our relationship is complex and beautiful.
I'm grateful for him.