birthday girl

last week nikki turned eight.
that's a big deal.
and saturday she was baptized.
that's a really big deal.
mikki's kind of a big deal too.
in lots of ways.
she's got big heart.
it's tender and sensitive and fragile and loving.
she's got big emotion.
it's firey and dramatic and fickle and unpredictable.
she's got big soul.
it's caring and giving and sympathetic and thoughtful.
happy birthday, you lovely thing. 
and congratulations.