Like me, but better you never cease to amaze me...looking at you trying to capture all the wayz you, capture my heart every time in what you do and how you do it, from the start simply unique, so, so you an individual who is still coming to terms with self, silently accepting what cannot be changed for now, dealing with blind attacks nonviolently with conviction and grace. Not only do you tend to stand for what's right but your actions show what you know. More than an affection for your brother, his plight is yours, and you've accepted this, willingly with a maturity beyond your years. Creativity flows through your veins, your writing your oration, your wit, your talent brings me to tears so awesome, some would say the apple didn't fall far from the tree, but you have taken the root and turned the forest into an Eden of joy in my eyes, and for the eyes of all privileged to see, and have learned to be accepting of even a drop of the ocean of inner beauty you have to offer the world. You would be my dearest of friends, if I hadn't already been blessed to be your mother. You inspire me to be more, to fly higher than I ever thought I could, because your heart soars across this universe in ways that are difficult to express, but I have tried to do my best in this, my poem dedicated to my ever rising star. Happy Birthday leoruby, I love you daughter, immeasurably.