“Proud of her” doesn’t even begin to explain it.
This young woman is the epitome of perseverance.
That gentle smile on her face while she is looking at the photo she just took, that is the look of pure happiness.
Motherhood is my life's work. It's the work that I have the most prominent emotions about, my biggest worries and fears swirl up when it comes to my children, and gratitude for the pure grace I've been given to make it here.
I heard myself say the other day that I never want to stop parenting my girls.
Mothering them is going to continue to be my life's work, ever changing and transforming but still the work.
This phase of parenting a Senior in High School is at least as unfamiliar to me as parenting a newborn was, but just like in the beginning, I can trust that we will figure it out. We always have.
Juli, you are all of my reasons.
Keep doing the work that brings you joy, even and especially through the challenges.