I adore my niece Katelyn. Everyone calls her Birdie (at least most of the family). Her friends just call her AWESOME! Today is a special day. It’s her twelfth birthday. Since she’s in Indianapolis (Go Colts!) and I’m in Nashville, we don’t see each other but a couple of times a year.
Last summer, she was able to stay with my wife and me for a week. It was a blast. The opportunity for a repeat hasn’t panned out so far. I’m still hoping though we might be able to change that before much longer. We’ll see. At any rate, I thought she deserved a Ditty on her birthday. Happy Birthday Birdie! I love you.
This here is a story ’bout Birdie
One look and you’ll see she’s real purty
The fun never ends
She’s got lots of friends
But stops short of being too flirty
Today she will celebrate ten
Plus two years on this earth and then
She’ll ask Uncle Jeff
If there’s a chance left
Of visiting Tennessee kin
He’ll say, “Come now. No hesitatin’!
I’m dying to see you niece Katelyn!
We’ll laugh and we’ll play
And spend ev’ry day
Just wonderin’ why we bothered waitin’
Cause years they can go by so fast
Let’s do all we can so they’ll last
Facebook me real soon
And we’ll make some room
Before all the best years have passed”