She graduated from high school yesterday.
This spunky, wacky girl is one of my favorite people. I don't get to see her as much as I would like, and since she will be busy this summer preparing for Mount Saint Joe University I will probably see her even less.
She was born on my 15th birthday.
She is one of my favorite people because:
She is full of life.
She is brave, brazen and beautiful.
She is intelligent and intense.
Although in some ways, she is still a "typical teenager", she has the potential to
change the world, on her terms.
She can dance and sing, she holds a second-degree black belt in karate, she's funny,
and she is the future.
Yesterday, I was reflecting on her life: She was "unplanned", as my brother and his then-girlfriend were 18 and 17 respectively. They married when Heather was 6 months old. And they did their best, and here she is. A wonderfully weird, sweetly successful new addition
to the adult world.
All the best, Heather. ALL THE BEST.