I apologize for my lack of postings lately! My daughter is graduating and has been accepted to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh! I am so proud! She is an amazing young woman, and she deserves the opportunity to follow her dreams.
Senior year is hard. I know it has been tough on Kate, but man, it's been tough on my husband and I also. Not only is the fact that she is leaving tough, but we have been trying to help her pull everything together but we are attempting to fill our last summer together with fun times and memories!
Some of you might not understand the close relationship my husband and I have with Kate. It has always been the three of us against the world. We've had each others backs and those thing are not going to change. When Kate was younger her birthmother picked her up and did not bring her home. This was right before her 3rd birthday, and we fought to get her home. With out making this a long a drawn out story - she came home and the three of us have a bond now that I am not sure others full comprehend. We tell each other everything, there are no secrets between the 3 of us, we take care of each other and have been through a lot of crap and have come out stronger for it.
We get the, "been there done that", "as soon as mine is 18 she/he is outta here", or a look of shock. Having two genetic, progressive diseases (neither with a cure) helped us build a very strong foundation add to that the struggles caused by her birthmother and my husbands struggles with his own health and it is unshakable.
She won a scholarship, which is going to help out a lot, but we still have a lot of costs to cover. I created a page, http://www.gofundme.com/79ih34, in hopes to raise some more money for her to start classes and buy materials. Please visit and read her story and her progress so far. Donate if you can, please. She is a generous person with a great heart with an old soul, she makes the honor roll with distinction every term, she has a great sense of humor and she takes care of her family.