She showed up with those big blue eyes and that wispy blonde hair and immediately stole our hearts.
She was first. She was the first daughter, grandchild, great-grandchild and niece. She had our full and undivided attention. We were in awe of this incredible little being. Every experience was new and exciting. Every milestone a celebration.
Now, she's thirteen. She has grown into this unbelievable person. She's a smart, gracious, creative, athletic, caring, beautiful person. Other children have joined the family, but she is still first. We are still in awe of her as we watch from the sidelines as she continues to change and grow.
So on this special birthday, I have three wishes for my niece. May she always find joy and happiness in each and every day. May she have the wisdom and courage to handle the challenges of life. May she always know who she is and how much she is loved.
So Happy Birthday, my favorite blue eyed person! No one loves you like I do!