But today I wanted to take a moment to mark this day, if only for a moment, with something very special to me.
Growing up is hard to do.
Our bodies begin to ache as our arms and legs grow. Our teeth fall out and new ones grow. But more than the physical growth our children go through, there is also emotional growth. That even as adults we have a hard time navigating.
My girl has always been a fighter, she is brave beyond her age and sometimes more outspoken than needed. She is empathetic and immensely sincere.
This week she stood up to something scary, something I couldn't have done at her age.
And I didn't.