Somehow you have turned 17 today, how this has happened I do not know. I still remember this day 17 years ago when you came into the world. That first glimpse of you, the first cuddle as you looked at me with your big eyes. The moment I burst into tears when your Dad held you for the first time. You know me I will cry at anything.
As you grew up you turned into a funny, chatty little girl, everyone loved you. They never saw the tantrums and the door slamming at home or the stomping up the stairs. They always got the funny chatty little girl.
You were always busy, whether it was climbing the trees in the back garden, going on family walks in the woods. Copying Dad with his photography. I remember one walk where you had your camera taking pictures copying Dad. When you stopped and explained a photo you were going to take. I had not noticed what you were meaning until you explained it, that is when I realised you had the same artistic eye as your Dad.
Five years ago, your life changed when you became ill, you lost your friends, independence you had just started to get. Through the years you have had your tears, broken down and cuddled into me, but you have also kept your spirit you still backchat, ask the most stupidest questions and at times drive me insane. You are also funny and kind.
Three years ago you found out you were going to become an Auntie, you were not best pleased as you did not like babies. The first time you met your niece a bond was made, you two adore each other and your faces light up when you see each other. She even comes to you for cuddles if she hurts herself. You are now an Auntie to 3 nearly 4.
Both me and Dad are very proud of the young lady you are becoming. Don’t ever change from the funny, cheeky girl that no matter what life throws your way you carry.
Happy 17th Birthday Sweetheart
Lots of Love