Tomorrow, January 8th, marks a very important day. It is my oldest daughter’s birthday. It is a day that is filled with great celebration but also silent tears. She has gone from a perfect little baby that I cradled in my arms to a vibrant and happy little girl who once ran free in a meadow filled with wild flowers without a single care in the world. She turned into a teenager inching her way to independence. I admire and adore the young lady who is now making her own way in this world.
As she turns 17 years old, my wish is for her to always know, without a shadow of a doubt, how much I truly love her and will do everything within my power for her.