And so we come to the last, which was really the very first, of the birthdays we celebrate in February.
Today, my Monkey Girl turns 12.
I really don’t know how this is possible.
How the sweet little girl with the lisp who sucked her thumb and picked her nose during pre-school concerts turned into the beautiful, confident, amazing girl I see before me.
There is no one quite like my Monkey Girl.
She is sweet. She is kind. She is brilliant. She is funny. She is creative. She is sensitive. She is strong.
She is my role model.
I love her beyond words and we share a connection that is indescribable.
Happy 12th Birthday to my precious Monkey Girl. I am so very proud of who you have been, who you have become and who I know you will be.