This week has been an emotional roller coaster as my eldest daughter celebrated her high school graduation. I am so proud of her, she's worked very hard, enjoyed every minute of her life thus far and is excited about the future, while still grieving the end of the past and the changes ahead. I feel the same. And we were so fortunate to enjoy a visit with my entire family. We laughed so hard while we were taking family photos and decided to create an 'olde tyme' photo. We held the straight face for the first photo and with each consecutive image had more smiles until we were all laughing. Gosh I love the self-timer on my camera.
So now we need to rest and relax, to enjoy one another for the summer ahead. To keep loving each other and to look forward to the growth ahead. I'm glad that following my heart in this creative life has encouraged her to follow hers. I'm also glad that I can pour my heart into my work so that on difficult days my sorrow can turn into joy. And my wish for her is that she listens to her heart very closely. To recognize more quickly when she needs to adjust her path. And I am so very, very glad that she is far more confident and self-assured than I was at that tender, young age. I have been blessed with this beautiful young & wise soul in my life.