Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Brooke!!!

Today, I want to wish a very special birthday to my oldest niece, Brooke.  It's a big one -- the big 18!! 

She's a very busy high school senior, working hard to "finish well."  For several years now, her plan has been to pursue a pre-law degree, and then attend law school.  She's always been extremely smart...never once below a 4.0 average, in her entire life!  Her discipline and desire to do her best (even from a very young age) is second to none. 

Brooke is the oldest of my sister and brother-in-law's five children, so you can imagine what an enormous help she is (and always has been).  Her siblings couldn't ask for a better "big sister" and they know it.  She and my sister have always been extra close. 


In addition, she shares a very special relationship with her Grandparents (my parents)...especially her Grandpa.  Last year, when asked to write about her "hero," she wrote about him. She has a great heart for God and is a definite bright spot in our family! Not only that, she is an absolute blast to be around.  (Family gatherings are always made more fun by her hilarious and crazy antics, not to mention her contagious laugh!)   

Brookie, (have to take advantage as I know I won't be able to call you this much longer...)  We love you dearly and we're so proud of you!!!  Thank you for all the joy and happiness you bring into our lives (and others, too!)  We wish you a very joyous birthday, filled with every blessing you desire!  XOXO

8 comments:

Diana said...

Happy Birthday to Brooke--a beautiful girl inside and out.

Kristi said...

Happy birthday Brooke! May the Lord bless your socks off today!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What a beautiful tribute...to a beautiful young woman.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brooke!!

Blessing to you too my friend. :-)

Karen said...

What a sweet post in honor of your niece...she sounds like one in a million...

Happy Birthday to Brooke!

Just a little something from Judy said...

She is so beautiful! And to think that she has a heart for God and her family...how special!!! From one who also is the oldest of five siblings, I know the responsibility that goes with that role. She certainly is an exceptional young lady, and I wish her many joys on her life journey. Happy Birthday Brooke!

Becky said...

You always write the most beautiful birthday tributes to your family. Happy birthday to Brooke!

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday to Brooke. This is such a beautiful post your have written in honor of her special day. She is a very pretty young lady and how clever of her to wear an outfit that coordinates so well with your blog :-).

Lea said...

What a beautiful young woman!
Happy belated birthday Brooke!