She’s actually a lovely young lady now. Sweet Sixteen today. Of course she is beautiful – what mother doesn’t think her child is gorgeous? But much more than that is the inner beauty that shines through her eyes and smile. I am constantly told about her loving spirit – giving of herself to help others, befriend others, comfort and cheer others. I try not to take too much pride in it – she was born that way!
This is her at Easter in 2004 – she has always laughed with her whole self, and her laugh is infectious. I love this photo – I am not sure what the joke was, but her brother (whom I cropped out, since it’s her birthday, not his) is also laughing. It must have been a knee-slapper of the first order!