When you first find out you were expecting your first child, your one and only hope as a parent is your baby will be born healthy. Then several years go by, you nurture and guide her through this life. You’ve known her for a few years and your hope list gets a little longer. You hope that she doesn’t scrape her knee on the playground, that she will learn to be patient with herself, that she’ll write between the red and blue lines on the writing paper and that she will know know how to play nice at school. As she gets older and more mature, your hopes become a sort of copy of Emily Post Etiquette list of social graces – she will be happy, well adjusted, has good manners, respectful, friendly, courteous, smart, can carry on a conversation, bad ass – lacrosse player kid and she has….she IS!
Well Emma is all of the above and more. She turned out just fine. She is down to earth, smart, has lots of friends, can easily fit into new situations, and loves sports.
Emma is now a freshman at University of Redlands.