As Becky is at her graduation practice this morning,
I am spending my two hours reflecting
on the past 12 years.
Looking back at her first day of preschool,
it is easy to compare her to this beautiful rose bud.
She's always been pink.
Pink cheeks and a cheery attitude
(well, most of the time).
She has an enthusiasm for people
and life in general.
My sister in law once told me
"Hang on Jill, this one's going to take
you for a wild ride."
How right she was.
Becky has always jumped
right into everything,
Her mother, more timid
and shy, has learned to
grin and bear being made
the center of attention...
more often than not
and never by choice!
My long time followers
know I have lodged many
frustrated complaints agaisnt
this school and some of the insensitive staff.
I have a grateful heart
so full of appreciation for the staff
that have been on Becky's team
and had her back all of these years.
I also have to commend her peers,
most of which have been with her since grade school.
We hear all about bullying, far too often.
But her peers have stood by her and her friends,
no matter their differences.
Again, like this rose,
I have watched my daughter
blossom into a beautiful young lady.
There have been many battles
but the war has been won.
More struggles ahead,
to be sure.
But we now know,
we can survive anything.
When she graduates next Friday,
I'll have joy in my heart.