Happy birthday to the girl that really changed our family. Leanne, you may or may not know was adopted by our Mom and Dad. She was 4 months, I was 10 years old. I could not have been more thrilled. You would have thought I had gotten a puppy!
From day one I took up the role as big brother as I rocked, fed, changed diapers, took her for walks and “babysat”. As she grew older we went tobogganing, rode bikes, played basketball (though that didn’t go so well) and generally spent much time together. Likely I carry most of those memories. We live a long way apart now and the years have added to the distance, but Leanne will always be that intelligent, determined, articulate child who changed the family forever.