This! This! This!

Oh how my big ole heart is singing!

It’s okay if you have no idea why I’m posting or what this is about, it’s okay.

Just know it’s good.

I think back to the really, REALLY scary parts of raising an extremely creative, independent-thinking-and-doing teenage boy…wondering if we’d ever literally live through it.

And now we’re here! This man has done so much to rise above! He changed the story of his own life mid-stream…he took control of the “rebellious” and “bad grades” narrative and defined it in his own way.

Gratitude abounds. And to all the parents of non-conforming kids who forge their futures their own (damn) way…hang in there.

I see you.