My firstborn daughter is graduating high school today.
You might imagine that my emotions are all over the chart. If you’ve lived this, you understand.
Jacelyn Rayne McWilliams is a wonderful girl. I can’t seem to remember a time when she wasn’t in my life; it’s like she’s always been with me.
Her heart is so big. She always wants the best for people and, although those aspirations are not always reciprocated in life, she endures.
I hope to always have those thoughts for those around me.
But Jacey and I are different in many ways, too. There are some big and some small ways in which our perspectives do not align. And consciously, I know that’s going to happen with everyone, but as a dad, I want my daughter to see everything just like I do.
Yeah, I know.
And even in that, there is a simplicity and beauty in her viewpoints that does not cease to amaze me.
Precious, I am so thankful and so glad that God gave you to me. Not a day goes by that I don’t praise Him for you.
Thank you for being a great daughter. And congratulations!
Have a great day today! You’re going to have a wonderful life!