Then it was the first day on the school bus. Watching her in her little dress trying to climb up on that 1st big step was hard. I had wanted a little girl and the Midwife and my mom, who was an OBGYN Nurse both, insisted she was a he. HA HA! to them.
Then all the woes of High School, boyfriends- “Scary Monsters and Super Creeps” driving miles to AAU basketball games and pick up from late night dances. Sometimes I truly believed she hated me. The drivers license and speeding ticket fiasco and now it is all in the past.
She is a very bright spot in my life, heart and soul. She and I have gotten very close over that last year. Closer than I ever expected or hoped, you know how teenagers are. She shares a lot with me now and we hang with each other and really enjoy each other. I am so proud of her. She managed to complete all her required credits (and then some) and has officially been out of school since March. She is still waffling about what she wants to do but that will come.
Today and tomorrow I will just savor her achievements and glow with love and admiration.
Congratulations Haleigh! YOU DID IT!!