This is my niece.
I’m grateful I was able to get to know her. I’m grateful she made me laugh. I’m grateful she is part of my life.
One day, just like her mother, she will become a strong and beautiful woman.
I hope she always knows how perfect she is.
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
“But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.”
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
Henry David Thoreau
“It takes a very long time to become young.”
― Pablo Picasso
“A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.”
“Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. His goal is to make them better than he is. Being their friend is a distant second to this.”
― Victor Devlin
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
– Diane Mariechild
Truly, a beautiful being.