Happy Birthday Danica!

My baby, my first baby, is 21 years old today. This remarkable and talented young woman taught me how to be a mother and lived to tell the tale. She’s beautiful and wonderful. The tiny girl who once asked me if Jesus made mosquitos so that we wouldn’t have too much blood is now a sophomore in college, pursuing a degree in fine arts. Her art talent manifested early and her drawings just take my breath away. All of the art talent in my family tree trickled down through the ages, skipping me (um, dudes? What’s up with that?) and settled firmly in her. I love you, sweetie, Happy Birthday