Alan is the kindest person that I have ever known. He is also patient, extremely intelligent, creative, gentle, and sensitive toward the needs of others. I wake up every morning so thankful to have him by my side, cheering me on, and healing me from whatever might be ailing me. He is also one of the strongest people I know. Early on in our relationship, my Dad was put into hospice care, so I decided to move to be closer to him. Alan dropped everything and moved with me, knowing how hard the experience would be. While he may be quiet, he carries a lot of thoughts, feelings, and strength around inside him, and with them he constantly teaches me and others how to walk with more light in this world. He is a poet and an artist and an engineer all in one. And, I don't know how it is possible, but he is both my rock and the softest blanket in my life!