Abbey is an "old soul" to me. Not all serious and whatnot, but she just gets things it took me into my 30's to get. I am so so proud of her. I am proud of the way she treats others, her kindness and her good judgment also. Just the other day I thought in my head, that she should just go along with my advice about something little at school, and not make a big deal out of what she was asked to do. But she decided to NOT do that, to do what she thought was right, and you know what? She WAS right. She is brave enough and confident enough to make decisions, to really question and think about things, and heck, if you don't need that sort of discernment in the world today! I want her to be able to say, 'That's not for me.", or "What is the purpose of this?" or just, "No way, my priorities are different than all the rest." That will bring her more happiness in life, I think, than just about anything else-knowing herself and knowing what is important to her, and what really matters in the end.
I am grateful that I was gifted with this incredible daughter to call mine. She amazes me time and time again.