This is my daughter Mandy. She is 17 years old in beauty school and is one of the people that I love most in the world.
What's best for Mandy is normally what is most important to me and thats a really hard job. She is growing into a strong independent young woman. I am very proud of her. Of course like most kids at 17 she has has her own agenda and often needs to be reminded to stay on track.
It is hard learning to let go of the need to have control over everything in their life and to trust them to make the right decisions for them selves. I am sure that most mothers struggle with this as their kids become teenagers and then become young adults.
I love Mandy and feel that to be a better mother to her I should shift some of my focus off of her and on to my self and being the very best me I can be.
I love these seagull pictures they were taken on New Years Day on Hillsboro Beach near where we live in South Florida.