GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
It goes without saying (why do people always say this before making a statement?) that December 6, 1999 was the happiest day of my life.
Kyle's birthday, natch.
But there have been some other pretty dang good days in there, too. The day, almost five years earlier, when I married his Dad. My parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The day Kyle made it to state in swimming. The day I got hired as a columnist. The day the Cavs beat the Warriors to win the NBA Finals. #itwillhappenagain
Either way, I've been blessed with some pretty awesome days; I'm only scratching the surface here, to be clear. #grateful
But one of the very best days of my entire existence was August 3, 1994. That's the day my family welcomed its first grandchild: Kelly Marie. And darned if she hasn't had me wrapped around her little finger ever since that night when she first came into the world.
She is my niece. She is my goddaughter. She is my honey. But she is so much more.
A faith-filled beauty with a big brain to match, this young woman is as kind and giving as she is lovely and smart...did I mention she is hysterically funny and just this side of sassy? I am not only incredibly proud of the woman she is but this is a person I'd want in my circle even if we didn't share DNA. #auntniecebond
I know I'm her elder but she's taught and given me so much. There are so many things to say about this amazing young woman that I cannot find the words. Happy birthday, Kels...I know you are only just beginning to make your amazing mark on the world.
I love you beyond what I can express. Always!
See Acts 16:14b R. Alleluia, alleluia. Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 13:47-53 Jesus said to the disciples: "The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore
and sit down to put what is good into buckets.What is bad they throw away.