the luckiest

my people.  my family.  i am the luckiest girl to have them in my life.  i’m thankful for them every day, but christmas always calls me to put my gratitude into words.


my love.  my sweetest laughter.  my fellow traveler.

thank you for sharing with me the love of my lifetime.

i can’t imagine my days without your presence.

all of my tomorrows start with your name.


my father.

our likeness is so much more than skin deep.

my free spirit, my sense of direction, my proclivity for changing jobs — they are all in your image.

thank you for never underestimating the power of a good laugh and for always believing in me.

i am proud to call you my dad.


my mother.

and my constant cheerleader, compass, and confidant.

thank you for giving me life and for always loving me without boundaries.

all that i am is because of you, today and always.


my sister.

you are my twin, plucked from the same branch; born six years later.

we are irrevocably linked by blood, but held together by a bond so strong, it escapes naming or understanding.

my personal counterbalance, directing me to my true north — to my home, to my family.

thank you for always knowing the words before i speak them.


my nephew.

you joined the fray just three years ago, but i already love you with all the years of my life.

your laughter and corn toes and serious glances are absolutely irresistible.

i am so happy to share in your journey.


my niece.

my sweet baby niece.

you are fearless and spirited and absolutely irresistible.

i can’t wait to take you shopping for prom dresses.

i love you all.
more than words.

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