My Soldier Girl

I know this post has nothing to do with slipcovers, but I'm such a proud mama that I'm about to burst wide open. 

Meet PFC Knowles!  Yeah, my baby girl is gonna be a solider.   This time Monday night she will be at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, SC starting boot camp.  She's moving on out from under the protective wings of mom and dad.  And I know she will do well. She's worked so hard over the last 7 months studying, taking tests and getting physically fit.  She passed all the required test and the physical training test to earn a promotion to Private First Class before starting boot camp.  Can you say "proud mama".

She has grown into one amazing young woman.  Focused, professional and with a big heart.  Yesterday I was at the salon she worked at being pampered with a ultimate manicure and pedicure while she trained her replacement.  This was a rare chance to see her as a professional instead of my baby girl.  I'm so glad I got to see that.  Makes me see her in a whole new light.

While at the salon several of her clients came up to me and told me how much they enjoyed knowing her and that we did a great job raising her.  Not to brag, but I agree, we raised a winner.  Not that it wasn't rough at times, but it was worth it.  But we can't take all the credit.  She become her very own person and one that I am so proud to know.

The picture above is just one that we took recently and it is my favorite.  This one is my second favorite.  I love this picture of us.