This will make some long-time readers of I Will Dare acutely aware of the passage of time, specifically how fast that time goes by.

Today my niece Jaycie turns thirteen. She’s a smart, kind, and beautiful young woman who loves music, fashion, cats, and running. She’s quick and can discern the significance of a knowing look and the hilarity of inside jokes.

On Saturday we celebrated her birthday where she served cupcakes that she decorated with purple ribbons in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

It is an honor to know her and be a part of her life.

Jaycie turns 13

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  1. Kevin Fenton 05.Oct.10 at 7:21 am

    When I was thirteen my birthday cake had the Minnesota North Stars logo on it. Kids these days, with their values and their consciousness.

  2. Jodi 05.Oct.10 at 9:48 am

    Kevin, when I was 13 I’m sure my cake had something lame on it (probably extra lame because I would have had to share the cake with my 5-year-old sister). But then my mom wasn’t a PhD candidate studying domestic violence.

  3. Smoo 16.Oct.10 at 12:05 am

    Holy S%#t! This cannot be. Because if she is already thirteen then that would make me……..old.

  4. Jodi 16.Oct.10 at 8:38 am

    Smoo, welcome to your happy golden years.


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