When I found this photo today, taken last Christmas, I thought of what this year has brought to my girls (well, I do share half of them with my sister)......
one of them sent her husband off to Iraq
one of them bought her very first home
one of them has reclaimed her inner strength
one of them is determined to achieve her goals
(and the "baby" will be turning 21 next week).
They are coming of age quite nicely. I'm so proud of all of them.