I was twelve years old when my mom married Shawn Steil.
Twelve years worth is a lot of moments, a lot of days, a lot of memories.
It is almost half of my life, but to be honest? I barely remember how it was before.
Almost nothing that happened before matters - but what does matter is my family, the family I was born in to on August 11, 1984, and the family that was created, on August 2, 1997.
I didn't know it at the time, but it was truly one of the best days of my life.
Happy 13 years, Mom & Dad. Cheers to many, many, many more!
Love, your maid-of-honor