She won't be opening presents from her mates, or choosing what to buy with her birthday money. Her brothers won't be getting excited like little brothers do and waking everyone up early.
There won't be any post, no visitors, no giggling, no laughter.
She won't be taken out for her first legal drink by her Dad, and she won't get her first 2am passout.
She won't ever be driving us home.
She won't be starting the rest of her adult life and all that it holds onto.
She never got the chance to realise that being an adult can be great. She couldn't wait long enough.
We wish she could have waited, and we will eat cake, and we will always miss her...
Happy Birthday Elspeth x