Today, my beautiful baby girl turns 17. I just can’t wrap my brain around that.
17 years ago, they were putting this little 7 pound 10 oz bundle in my arms and my first words to her were “Hello baby”. I couldn’t believe how beautiful she was then and she’s not changed a bit.
Samantha is so brave, intelligent, and hardworking. She knows where she wants to go and she knows how she’s going to get there. I was not anywhere near that at her age. She is a defender of the weak. She is strong. She knows how to have fun. She is thrifty and loyal. She surprises me daily with her maturity and wisdom. I look forward to the friendship I’ll have with her in the future. She is someone everyone is going to want to know.