It’s official. I am the mother on an 18-year old! Just saying that makes me want to cry. I don’t know how this is even possible or where the time went. All I know is I am blessed to have such an amazing daughter. She is kind, respectful, hard-working, responsible, determined, witty, and has a strong moral character. All that and she genuinely likes me! How many parents of teenagers can say that?! I love you, Allegra! I hope you have a very happy birthday.