Dear Aunt Chrissy,

Thank you for being you, for being a second mom, and for always being there for me. You always have exciting things to do when I come home, and there is always a new adventure. You're always making me feel special because you have no obligation to spend time with me, but you do anyway.

You are like a mother to me because of your never-ending words of advice, but also more of a friend because you spend hours of filling me in on all the new family gossip. You and I are lucky enough to get the best of both worlds.

Thank you for making sure that mom is always alright. I know we both give her a hard time, but we both also worry. It's hard being away from her for months at a time. It definitely gives me peace of mind to know that you are always checking up on her too.

You understand mom's hard-headed ways because you grew up with her too. You always try to understand my point of view, and you can also explain where my mom is coming from. After all, I got to see first hand you being an amazing mother to both Tad and Allen. I'll always cherish the memories of when I got to be your first little girl.

Thank you for making sure that mom is always alright. I know we both give her a hard time, but we both also worry. It's hard being away from her for months at a time. It definitely gives me peace of mind to know that you are always checking up on her too.

Thank you for being a role model and loving me no matter what. I wish I could repay you for everything you have done for me, but there is no possible way. I do know that I would never dream to miss a pizza date where we stay until closing, get kicked out, and carry on our night somewhere else.

You are one of my biggest supporters. Always encouraging me to follow my dream. Constantly reminding me that when I get my psychology degree that you will be more than happy to become my first client. You are so proud of me, and I don’t think I could have done the things I have accomplished without your constant support.

I don't say thank you nearly as much as I should. So thank you for all of the things you have done for me over the years and all of the things that are yet to come. You are one of a kind, and I appreciate all that you do.

I’ll be looking forward to the next dinner and coffee date. I love you. See you soon, friend.

With All My Love,

Your Fun Niece