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I just turned my back for a minute....

Dear Tori,

 

Please excuse me for a minute while I catch my breath, my heart seems to have stopped working.   I guess I wasn’t prepared for what my heart would feel when I watched you laugh and pose for your senior portraits. 

 

Do you know what I saw?

 

I saw the young girl who kept her naked Barbies in the fridge.

 

I saw the girl who for two weeks went to preschool looking like a smurff after her sister colored her from head to toe with a blue permanent marker. 

 

I saw the girl who rolled and flipped and rolled down a huge flight of steps in our old house, and then popped up and ran outside to join the kids in the front yard.

 

I saw the girl who jumped off her top bunk, ripped her knee wide open and ended up with a huge smiley face stitched under her kneecap.

 

I see the girl who held her sister down in a chokehold after seeing her wearing her pants not TOO long ago.

 

 

But you know what the camera saw?   

 

A beautiful young woman about to embark on the greatest adventure of all:  her life.

 

 

May the angels travel with you; I know my heart will.

 

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