What I didn’t know about Lulu, because she is so quiet, is that she is hilarious. She has a great sense of humor and a wit that is not only quick but posesses an apt perception of events that translates into hilarious repartee. I do have to tell you that of the birthday’s with which I have been privileged to share with her, none of them have been dull. You can read about her last birthday at my post called “Sisters”. What I haven’t told you about was her 18th birthday some years ago. Yes I was very eventful taking about 15 people to the river, renting pontoon boats and trying to keep them out of the bars and casinos. We won’t even talk about the unfortunate event that happened on the freeway on the way home. We won’t mention the fact that somehow or another the vehicle she was driving got thrown into reverse at seventy-miles per hour. Oh wait I just mentioned it didn’t I?
I do want Lulu to know how much I appreciate her. I want her to know that we may have differences in the way we do things and we may have differences of opinions but all of that is what makes a good relationship. It gives all of us a good balance. I want her to know what a strong, brave and independent woman she has become and how very proud I am of her. I am proud of her scholastic ability and the way in which she handles herself and those around her. I am awed and proud of her ability to assess a situation and call it for what it is. I am impressed with her compassion and caring.
All in all I just want her to know how much I love her. Oh I know I didn’t birth you. I know I wasn’t there when you learned to walk or spoke you first words but that doesn’t change the way my heart feels for you. It doesn’t change the pride, love and warmth I feel for you.
My birthday wish for you my sweet child is that it is the first of many happy, healthy and fun filled for you’re in your now legal, legitimately adult life. Now go have a good time and please this year don’t end up in the pokey.