Annie is 21 today so God knows when she will read this, but when she does I want her to see, in writing, that she is a rare young woman in this hectic and shallow world. She has seen with wise eyes as long as I have known her and we are all the richer for her presence.
A few more than 21 years ago today I tapped my foot impatiently through reading, math, and recess, barging out of the doors of Ridgewood Elementary and running the entire 3 blocks home. I learned then, that good things can come out of January, great things even. A sister.
She was the most easygoing and adorable baby you ever saw and she has grown up into an extraordinary woman--fearless in business, creative in her "spare time" pursuits, and full of life. A life that got a whole lot bigger with the addition of a fiance and a daughter in November. I think Todd and Elyse would agree--there is something irresistable about a woman who is always up for a game of Balderdash.
Happy Birthday dear Becca--may your cup runneth over all year.