How'd this happen?
How did the girl who chased the school bus on the first day her brother went to kindergarten (she was SO angry she wasn't going to school!) become a senior in high school?
I woke up this morning and Bella was awake, dressed, and had her hair done. (Obvious signs it's the first day of school and not the middle of January.) She made her lunch last night and was prepped this morning to head out the door.
I was permitted two minutes to take pictures.
I will confess to feeling a little off kilter about that.
It's just my Bella Girl.
In the spring, she will play lacrosse.
Bella has colleges to visit, decisions to be made, and a future that is boundless.
She has places to go, things to see, stuff to do, and a great big world to conquer. There is NO doubt in my mind she will accomplish all she sets out to do.
In the meantime, Bella, I wish you an amazing senior year. May you make memories, continue to forge lasting friendships, not stress over bullshit, and truly, just have fun.
You are beautiful inside and out and I am always proud of you!