Here’s to my beloved first daughter, Reilly, who is now 8 going on teenager right before my eyes.
She is the a sweet, sensitive girl that goes out of her way to make sure that everyone is taken care of. She hates to see anyone hurt, or left out, or sad in any way. If it is within her power to do something about it, she will. She is truly the champion of the underdog.
She is an amazing artist who sits down to draw several times a day, trying out new techniques and styles of creating the pictures that float in her head constantly. She also has an incredible memory, and loves poetry (she loved to quote the poem “Mud” when she was 2 years old… anyone else know that one?)
I love you, sweetheart, and we are so proud of you! (just don’t grow up too fast, OK?)