Happy Birthday Izzy Anne

Today is the day I received an early birthday present, in 1989 that is.

It was a warm, balmy February morning, I went into the hospital wearing shorts, by the time you were born it was an ice storm. I remember that day so well, I finally had the daughter I had always wanted. A perfect compliment to an older brother, you were perfect.

The years have gone by and I have had the immense pleasure of watching you grow into a beautiful woman. One who is unflinching in your belief in right and wrong. You have a huge heart that many don’t get to see, I am happy I get to see that side of you.

I am so proud to be your mother, I am so happy that I have gotten to watch you grow into the woman that you are.

You have always been a force to be reckoned with, a force of nature. You are a take charge and make it happen kind of person. I hope you will always be that person, the one that makes things happen.

I can’t begin to express how much I love you and how proud of you I am. Happy Birthday my beautiful daughter.

My favorite picture of us.

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