My Girl

You were my best Christmas present ever!

You tolerated a lot for those of us who love you.

Including a younger sibling after being an only child forever…

Full of grace and the most soulful eyes.

You were a good friend.

A vigilant guardian of the neighborhood who showed her sister the way.

A great cousin!

Master of hiding in plain sight…

You were always elegant and majestic.

I can’t believe it’s been a year today.

I miss you, my girl…

For My Beloved on Her Birthday

Principessa Isabella Brattalini

Beloved

You were everything I would have wished for
If I knew the miracle you’d be,
The beauty of your smile,
Your effortless grace,
Your deep intelligence,
Your sly stubbornness paired with humor and compassion,
Your boundless love and abiding curiosity,
Your instinctive way of knowing
When to be sweet and when to play.
You knew when to curl up beside me,
Snuggled safe in love and comfort.
Gentle and unassuming,
Beautiful, loyal, and true
You were the best friend I could’ve asked for,
And gone way too soon.
The dogter of my heart….
Happy Heavenly Birthday
Principessa Isabella
My heart may be broken,
But I wouldn’t change a minute.
I miss you, baby girl.

Taken on her last birthday with us, 10/15/19, her 14th birthday.