You're my pride and joy, niece

My dear niece, you know just how very special you are to me and that you’ve always been my pride and joy, which is why today is such a momentous day not only for you but for me too.

Your 18th birthday today is a celebration of the wonderful woman you have grown to be, and all of your fabulous accomplishments along the way.

Happy birthday, dear. I'm so proud of you.