I don't know if the it's the day or what, but I'm looking at the photos my nearly 14-year old daughter just posted on her FB page and she looks SO happy and most-of-all CONFIDENT that I just want to cry.
I know she's not that confident 100% of the time. She has her moments of breaking down over school, friends, boys, and skating. I get that; at her age I think I had .oo5% of her confidence. Yes, I'll admit I'm a little jealous. She is the girl I would have tried to hang out with at that age. She is kind and witty and fun and respectful. And she makes me feel like I'm doing a darn good job as a mom.
What a gift.