Our daughter, Jamie, was born on Halloween. What a beautiful Halloween baby, and what joy she brought into our lives 29 years ago! For years I made her a new Halloween costume for her birthday, and she always chose to be some kind of animal. She’d put the costume on at Halloween, and then wear it every day for months. She’d literally become that animal and play the role of tiger, bluebird, or mouse until the costume had holes in the knees and just had to be retired. Her imagination was boundless.
Jamie has grown up to be a lovely, sensitive, creative artist. Her projects and her vision have always taken my breath away. Even her first sketches and colorings as a very little girl showed her ability to see the world through unique, creative eyes. She is still a joy to us, with her art, her humor, and her beauty. Happy birthday, Jamie.