There are some lovely women in my life. Truly magnificent examples of ladykind of whom I am incredibly proud. Strong and vibrant and real. Women who tell you and help you and love you - and mean every single word. Until they ring you back the next night because they've spent all day thinking of a better answer.
I am surrounded by women who can make a joke and take a joke and sometimes, just plain and simple are the joke. And find it funnier than anyone else.
My ladies are not ones that would stand out in B&Q or Tesco. They don't ever seem to win races or promotions or favours. They are just ladies that stand out as good. Against the backdrop of life.
I love you all. For being mine. For being Betty's. And for doing it so perfectly.
She will grow up in no doubt of how absolutely lucky she is to have each of you.