Iíve found so much to inspire me over the years. My fatherís love of the gardens about Bag End inspired me to learn more about propogation and crossing strains. My motherís love of books inspired me to read. My grandfatherís blood must have inspired me to seek to prove Gandalfís boasts of me as an intrepid burglar and adventurer.
But it is you, my beloved lad, who inspires me to be the best I can beóto be honest and courageous and patient and unstintingly generous. All it takes is one smile of delight from you, and I melt!