My Facebook status on November 2, 2010 said:
"Happy 15th birthday to our strong, confident, tender-hearted, creative, loyal, playful, deep-thinking only daughter & baby of the family, Miss M. Have a great day at school today. We can't wait to celebrate you tonight. WE LOVE YOU! ♥"
15... that means is just 6 months she can have her driver's permit!!! She will be able to DRIVE! Our baby girl, our last child will be on the road, behind the wheel!
Miss M has a strong sense of self... and when she is not feeling it, she is OK with letting you know that too. She has a Tumbler (online journal) where she is authentic and insightful and open and quirky and 100% HER. She has a tenderness for disconnected, disenfranchised, hurting people and yet she isn't the great rescuer of them all... she has compassion and offers help, but in balance. She is honest about her feelings and works hard to GROW.
She FORGOT she wanted to go to Pei Wei for her birthday dinner and had been waiting nearly the WHOLE year to go there and get soda mixtures from their super cool soda machine!
So that's what we did.
It was the family plus Daniel.
(Grampie & Ellen couldn't make it... and it was last minute, so we didn't even LET Drew stress himself out trying to come.)