I am sure everyone of you can appreciate how trying this move has been on our 15 year old, Wallene.
If she hadn't been dealing with me, and my health, for the past few years, perhaps leaving Sterling would have been a bit easier on her.
Unfortunately with the quickness of the move and the length of time finding a home she has been struggling.
If you could see her though, you wouldn't know it.
Tadpoles, you have all watched Wallene grow up. You know our youngest and I can say, unequivocally, you love her. I can see it in the comments and emails you send me.
I thank y'all.
Through the past four months I have never seen my daughter fuss, cry, rant, rave or be a teenager with a surly attitude.
The one everyone warns you about?
She has packed, cleaned, spent hours late into the night driving to and from Sterling, while going to school. She left her friends, friends she has known since she was 6 years old and she gave up a High School and Marching Band program she was thriving in.
She was going to be section leader this year at her old High School.
My heart has broken in a million different ways for her.
You wouldn't know to look at her that the move makes a difference.
Last week while we were settling on the house, and Mom and Dad were freaking out just a wee bit, she called us into the bedroom to play us a song.
I asked her if it was going to make me cry. She said "No, Momma. No worries."
The song moved Steven and me to tears. She had picked it to explain how she was feeling because I don't think she could relate it to us through her own words.
It is an incredibly uplifting song, and it speaks volumes of how strong, loving and supportive my little girl is.
She came back an hour later and presented us with this video. Some of you have seen it on Facebook, but for my Tadpoles that haven't, I give you this:
Baby? I am not giving up on us either.
I am the luckiest Momma in the world.
I love you.