Today my niece turns eight years old. It’s amazing how quickly time flies. Eight years ago I was a hung over wreck visting my sister and her baby in hospital and today that little being is a bright, vivacious, sometimes precocious, wonderful, talented young woman little girl.
I often think about what a great job my sister has done with her (my sister is a single mom after she threw her trash talking fiance out after finding out he cheated on her all through her pregnancy a week after their daughter was born). She’s well mannered and while she pushes boudaries all the time which frustrates me no end, I have to admit that probably all kids do this at some point in their lives. (And probably more often than not!)
I asked her what she wanted for her birthday and she told me “a cousin” and how I wish that I was making that gift a reality right now. But the fact is that I’m not so her new bike helmet, bike bling and clothes will have to do in the mean time.
Happy Birthday child of my heart – Aunty Sam loves you lots and lots.