Thanks for sharing your blessed talent with so many around the world, Hayley. My work here on this forum is but a small repayment of what you've given me in terms of strength and confidence, hope and charity.
Thought I may share one of my favorite inspirational quotes:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
May I wish you a very :cake: for today. It is hard to take in that you were just 18 when I first met you. Thank-you so much for the untold pleasure that your voice, your music and the many concerts that I have attended, have given me over the past 5 years.
I hope that you have a lovely day today and I am really looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
As the sun goes down over the yard-arm at the end of a perfect spring day, time to crack open a bottle of Villa Maria Marlborough Pinot Noir and celebrate all things New Zealand and especially New Zealand's greatest export. Cheers Hayley, Happy Birthday.