You have spent your first 26 years proving that courage, kindness, and faith matter more than circumstances. Being born 12 weeks early and at a bitty 2 pounds has given you challenges in life. Some may have used that as an excuse to avoid the tougher aspects of life. Not our girl, you always kept up with your 3 older brothers even when you were a little kiddle.
I can't express in words how proud I am of all you have achieved in your life. You move through life with a boldness that so few have. When you decided to move to Colorado Springs on your own I was skeptical but you made it work and grew so much there. Then you picked up and moved just north of San Diego a place I would love to live. You decided that is what you wanted, found a job, and drove there in 2 days. Wow! Most of us don't have the courage to follow our dreams the way you do. What an inspiration and example you are.
You have a love for life, a love for Jesus, a love for animals and a love for art. Sharing your faith with others is courageous and changes young lives. Your decision to be a vegan is not easy but your passion against animal cruelty makes it your only choice. God blessed you with a beautiful voice and a unique eye for drawing, photography and everything you touch turns out charming.
Dad and I are blessed to be your parents as well as your friends. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I can't wait to see where life leads you over the next 26 years. I know it will be a wonderful journey!