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Thankful ~ Day 18


Today is Kyndal's 19th birthday. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am for her. We went through a rough patch a couple of years ago … a typical teenager and a parent scared out of her wits to be raising a typical teenager. I am so thankful that we decided to let that struggle strengthen our relationship rather than destroy it. Kyndal is a blessing to my life and is so helpful to me while Rick is working out of state. I typically don't have to even ask for her help .. she just jumps in and fills any gaps that are there. She's even managed to keep from destroying my house, now that she's all grown up! Eli and Brynne absolutely adore her and she is an amazing big sister to them .. more like a second mother. There isn't a thing in the world that she wouldn't do for them. I know that in such a short period of time Kyndal will be on her own, married, with her own family. She knows what she wants with her life and I know that she will prosper at it. She is loving cosmetology school and doing such a great job and I am so proud of her! She is a joy to my life and I am so thankful to get to be spending this time with her.

Happy 19th birthday, Kyndal!

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