Thursday, March 25, 2004


     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.



slowmotionlife said...

Mandy is always beautiful.  I can see how much you love her.  :)

ann7inflorida said...

OY! Do I ever understand about teenage girls! Letting go is probably one of -the- scariest things I will ever have to face. At least we can comfort ourselves with the notion that somewhere down the line our girls will understand why we worry & that they will thank us for it. Mandy is truly a beauty! And as always, your photos are awesome! : )

cneinhorn said...

On the beach on New Years that is something you can't do here at the JerseyShore! Mandy is a pretty young lady, wonderful photos too.

lamove04 said...

I don't see the pizza... --Albert