15 years ago today, my beautiful daughter, Abby, was born. She came into this world, marching to her own beat. One of her favorite phrases as a toddler was, "Abby do that!" Starting my business while my kids were toddlers, I worked before they got up, during naptime and after they had gone to bed. Glass isn't a very kid-friendly medium so in the beginning I kept my work and family pretty separate. Over the years, Abby has started to spend more time with me in my studio, offering her suggestions and even just entertaining me while I work. She also has started coming with me to shows. This photo was taken last night at the Spring art show at the Raritan Bay Medical Center. I have been doing this show for the past 6 years, initially coming by myself, but in the past few years, Abby has come along. She brings her unique charm and sharp eye and makes the night so much more fun. I don't imagine she will follow in my footsteps; she's far too independent for that. But I am so grateful for her big personality and warm spirit. Happy birthday to my sunshine!