Letters to My Nieces

Happy Birthday Riley

Riley
Spring of 2009

Happy Birthday Riley! Today you turn 12! TWELVE! To think, you were born premature and had to be on a heart & lung monitor for your first three months. I remember the doctors tell your mom & dad that you might be in the bottom of the percentile in those childhood achievements they monitor but you showed them wrong! You were off that heart & lung monitor within weeks and sprouted your wings and have grown and and continued to show that you are nothing but the best of the best! I’m so proud of you Stinker! You continue to amaze me and put me in awe of your spirit. I will always love you big as the sky!