Today my first born Jess, is 20. This year has been a difficult one for Jess. She has been faced with lots of challenges, yet she has preserved and become stronger despite them all. She has been brave and learnt to sit with those things that are uncomfortable. It has not been easy to see her battle, to see her being hurt and the urge to jump in and save her has at times been over whelming. We have tired to be gentle with her, to offer her comfort by listening to her and trying to understand where she is at.
She has been courageous enough to use the hurt and pain that she has experienced to dive down into those places that even as an adult (I guess she is an adult now) we find difficult to go. I am amazed at the insights she has gained, she has done some hard work this year. She has learnt to sit with the uncomfortable, to look at her shadow and not be afraid. My girl is strong,resolute and full of courage. You go girl - you are amazing!