Dear Katie,

You are a joy. I love you so much. I don’t tell you that enough. You are kind and sweet.

Did you know that I have always been jealous of your spot in our family? You are surrounded by the boys and I think it’s wonderful. The 4 older sisters thing probably gets old, I know. And it can’t be easy to be the youngest girl, to be told so often that you are too young to do the things the older girls do. But you have a sweet way about you that charms us all.

I love your style and your independance. I admire the way you handle the boys and the way you can bantor back and forth with Caroline in such a witty way.

Thank you for being you; for your sweet laughter and your generous hugs. I love you. I am so glad you are a part of our family.