kirtee was the first niece i ever had.
i call her my doll baby.
and now she is all grown up.
i love you, kiddo.
be strong, be brave.
you can do hard things, good things, amazing things.
there is a special light that burns within you,
you glow with a beauty that even you cannot see.
it isn't your cascading hair or those big eyes of yours -
it's your heart of kindness and compassion and service.
you will bless the world with your love.
tap into it. don't be scared of your big dreams, big feelings.
your potential is limitless.
and we can't wait to see where life is taking you.
we believe in you,
we love you,
and we hope you have a wonderful birthday.
happy birthday, kirtee.