Today is my girl's 13th birthday.
The official start of the teenage years.
But we are talking about a girl who had to
act older before her time.
A girl who has unmatched determination
to be the best at what she does.
A dedication to a sport she truly loves.
Someone who time manages her social life
against her school life,
against her swim life,
and does it with ease.
All the while doing things that grown-ups have
trouble accomplishing AND still being a kid
deep down inside.
Being funny, and silly, and crazy, and random.
Being the Hannah that some people resent
but others admire.