Now before you jump to conclusions, I am not revealing some deep dark secret. I do not have another biological daughter but I do have some young ladies that I think of as daughters and this one definitely fits the bill!
Leslie, is the daughter of my best friend and mentor. She is 5 years younger than Vanessa. When Vanessa was little she spent as much time with Leslie as she did at home. They are like sisters. I developed a friendship with Leslie when I kept my horses at her parents property North of town. We discovered our mutual love of horses and often rode together and she helped me a lot with caring for mine when I couldn't as they lived about 15 miles from town.
Leslie or "Lezlee" as she prefers to have her name pronounced turns 24 today. In honor of her day I made this card for her.
Happy birthday Leslie! What a blessing you have been to me! May your day be all you hoped and more!