Today, my niece Sam Parker celebrates her birthday.
It is cliche, but I cannot believe how quickly Sam has grown into a great young lady. She is beautiful, funny, intelligent, sweet and all other good things. She is also tough as can be, which I already knew, but she proved it again in her first Marathon in 2014.
I'm not even her parent, but it is so weird and so fantastic to see her building her own life. Now that life includes Kyle and their pup. They make quite a cute picture! I see great things for them.
For now though, I just want to wish Sam a happy birthday. I love you Sam!
Kyle, Sam Parker and little Trisaroo in Mokena, IL-December 2015.