So, Happy Graduation and Happy 18th Birthday, my little girl.I saw a Western Kingbird yesterday morning (photo taken from Google Images)
May 19, 2010
An Amazing Young Lady
My Dear Daughter...days are coming down to the wire. Through the busy times...of getting your brother set up for the summer -try-out for high-school baseball...he made it as catcher! Also, getting ready for summer marching band for his freshman year. WHAT? His middle school years are over? So between all the 'lasts'- last concerts, last fun school activities, the last visit to World Arena- this time in CAP & GOWN... Your going out as your brother is going in. Even though you may not realize it, you have been a great role model for your 'baby brother'! On top of this, with Daddy going to San Diego to finish his great Naval career, you are going to carry forth this pride with your choice to join the Navy! Words can not express how proud I am of you. In July when I witness your swearing-in to serve your country, a place I stood about 20 years ago, I will be so proud. You are a smart, beautiful, and very independent young lady with an important milestone that will pass in a few days. I may be a mess...as I already am writing this. I'm sooo proud of you and will miss you sooooooo much... our talks, our craft store visits, our lunches, our book outings...you are such a neat person. Of course, sometimes I have that imagine when I let you go to Kindergarten...you didn't look back, but as you embark on being a young adult...don't you look back! You got a hold on this world and I'll be wherever you are!