Today is my niece Laura's birthday. I still vividly remember my sister Nancy telling me that she was pregnant, but it seems the time since has been a blur.
Laura is an awesome young lady. She is smart, opinionated, funny, beautiful and so much more. She is courageous and adventurous, as proven by her move to New York several years ago. Fortunately, she has since moved back. I joke about being tortured on that moving trip, but in fact, I treasure the memory.
You are the best, Laura! I hope you have a great birthday and that your upcoming year is your best ever. Happy birthday and I love you.
Laura Fitzpatrick and me in Mokena, IL-November 2013.