My daughter, Maggie, turned 18 today. I know everyone says it, but I really don't know where the time has gone. Maggie was born with a smile on her face and a mop of dark hair on her head. A sweet baby who was quick to laugh turned into a beautiful young woman with a sharp wit, a ton of talent and the ability to turn your heart cold with one look. The look doesn't last long though—she has a hard time staying upset and her dad can get her out of a funk with a few words or a sideways glance.

I am so proud of Maggie. She is unafraid to be herself. She is amazing and I can't wait to see what the next 18 years hold for her. Look out world, she is coming for you.


*The featured post photo (Maggie with her face a floral pattern) is a self-portrait Maggie did for her Photography class.