It’s been a year since my daughter, Zoe, was born and a year after she was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
But I still struggle to keep my head above water.
As I write this, I am still working on a new haircut, trying to figure out which is the best fit.
For my daughter to grow into a happy, healthy and strong young woman, I know she needs to start making the hard decisions she needs help with.
If I had to pick one item to have in my closet, I would have to pick the one I am currently using.
The first thing I bought for my daughter was a big, fat, old, black, bad-looking, old-fashioned, expensive, and ugly-looking $100 hair brush, which she bought to help her grow into an adult woman.
I love it.
My daughter was just one of the many who made my life easier and gave me a chance to be who I am now.
I still feel that way, though.
I’m grateful that I am working on my own way.
I know I am not alone.
I can’t tell you how many times I have cried tears of joy at the thought of my daughter’s new hair style.
She is growing up and I can’t help but feel proud of her.
I hope that she will find it as rewarding as I did.
I have been looking forward to having a new hairstyle for years.
I do think that some people may think that I’m doing it for myself.
You don’t have to be the first person to tell you that your child needs a haircut.
Your child needs to feel like a woman.
They are more likely to grow up to be confident, successful, and beautiful.
They need to be comfortable with who they are.
They need to have a good haircut.
You need to take care of your child.
That’s your job, not theirs.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and have a question, contact the National Parenting Alliance at npa.org.