Jennifer is 22 today. She is my eldest child. She is beautiful, she is intelligent, she is caring and aware of the world about her. She makes me so proud. Like all 22 year olds, she has things to learn about life, heartaches yet to endure and hardships yet to overcome. But she has a strong heart, an iron will and an amazing focus (not to mention incredibly loving and amazing parents!). I have no doubt that she will do wonderfully in her life. She is currently studying Engineering.
This is the same kid who, at 4, avowed that she did not believe in the Easter Bunny because she just couldn't get behind the idea of an "overgrown jack-rabbit hopping down the street handing out eggs." She is so much smarter than me! :)
I could go on and on about her. I could write volumes of anecdotes about this child of mine. But, I fear I would bore you and, as I plan to post similar things for each of my family members, I hesitate to set such a precedent! (but, oh, some of them are *so* good!).
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. I love you. I miss you dearly.