Seeing her this past weekend for my Uncles funeral was the first I have seen her since last Christmas.
She is her own person now. A woman. And has been for a while.
While dealing with Carli’s illness, Cassie’s needs got somewhat left behind. She started college without the normal parental presence and support a child should have.
And still she has become this amazing person. So determined to show how strong she is. Determined to be strong.
It is strange. This is what you want, your child to grow into an adult. For them to find their own strength and vision. Yet it also makes you ache and wish they were just your little girl for a little longer.
How I love this little girl, this young woman, my daughter.
Another of my favorite pictures. When she was yet brand new to the world.
Another of my favorites.
This last weekend in NC at my Uncle Ben's funeral.