1. She is one of the most intelligent people I know.
2. I've never once worried about her misbehaving at school.
3. The effort I've seen her making to have good relationships with her sisters & cousins.
4. She's very musically talented.
5. Her laugh.
6. That she is open with me about more than I was at that age.
7. How hard she works at school, especially this past year.
8. She is dependable.
9. Her long, long eyelashes (though sometimes it borders jealousy for me!)
10. Like her aunts, she's a fantastic writer, her 6th grade teacher would often read her pieces to the class.
11. She is a talented artist.
12. I get to be her mom.
13. She's my kid.
Happy 13th birthday, Girlie!