99 days til graduation

Today marks 99 days … til graduation. That’s what my daughter, Sara, tells me. Just 99 more days before she walks across the stage and finishes high school.

Sara. My hippie child. Guitar playing, sun-loving wonder. Sings with such honesty. Leads worship with a vulnerable heart.

Loves horses with a wild abandon. Much to my delight. She’ll skip anything to see that horse. To ride and hang out at the barn.

Her Jesus-loving spirit quiets mine. Her presence comforts me.  Reminds me not to worry. Not to tangle in busyness.

We have always called her: the angel baby of life. Because she is, of course.

Just 99 days …before she flies away.

all these gorgeous photos by kate stafford

Stay focused, mom.

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