You have always been the disciplinarian between the two of us. In fact I never thought myself more wise than you to even discipline you. And even so, there are few times that you have had to do it to me – however young wild and free I maybe. 

Most of the time you will make a joke out of my misbehaviour, get everyone to laugh at me, and I laugh at myself sheepishly. 

And there was one time, only one time in these five years, that you had to take the stick a little, and even so, you were so calm about it and all you uttered to me, yet firmly was, “Megan, I don’t think that is a good idea.” 

For the uninstructed, you never call me Megan. So when you do, it is serious. You definitely get my attention. And you never force it down my throat on what to do, you simply tell me your thoughts , and your finest thoughts was that it isn’t a good idea. And that got me to think hard and not misbehave. 

I don’t think there is anyone that has that kind of love, yet soft power over me, and yet can let me grow up to be a fine young lady I should be. 

Did I tell you, I always, always feel like a lady around you. Respected, loved, pampered and lifted as one. 

Thank you and Happy Birthday to you for always always always bringing out the best in me. 


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