Today this bright, shining person turns thirty. She is my youngest, the last baby I held next to my heart and the last one I sent on her way into life as an adult. I have worried for this one because she has always experienced life at a run with both arms open, but occasionally at least one eye closed. As it turns out, I need not have been concerned for this beautiful creature. She was going to be just fine.
Better than fine. She is kind, respectful, and thoughtful, but also assertive in the best kind of way. A wonderful friend to me, she stays in touch, asks me about my day, keeps an eye on my pain level without hovering or making me feel a burden, and includes me in her life. She is such a wonderful mother, I am constantly moved by what a good mother she is. A much better mother than I was and it's a joy to see. She also has a really lovely group of friends. Last night a small bunch came here to have a birthday bonfire and I was reminded what nice people her friends are.
Happy Birthday, Kysa Linnea, I hope your day is as beautiful as you are. Thanks for blessing my life with your shining love. I could not ask for a more perfect daughter and friend. ♥