Happy Birthday Allie! Narkwana Nio. I think this year is going to be your golden year. 23, the number of Michael Jordan and my age when I first met you, it must mean greatness and lifestyle slam dunks. Now that your eyebrows have grown in and I’m here to tell you when you have red juice circles on your face, you are destined for great things.
At 22, you aced nursing school (number 1 in her class), you slaughtered a chicken, you convinced me to follow the strange man in the Egypt airport who took us to ride horses around the pyramids, and you learned to cook over a fire. Baller.
So what’s coming for your Jordan year? I think this year will be a year of laughter. In fact, I declare that I will laugh at you more than ever this year…in a kind way. You have always made people laugh and I don’t know how you do it. I love you…Happy birfday.