From the very moment she came charging into this world (by emergency c-section, 3 weeks early, with her Mom thinking she could have a baby wearing underwear) I knew I was in for a wild ride!
I have never been more proud of something in my life. Yes, there are times that I could beat my head up against a wall because she is so stubborn, but it is those very same qualities that make me so proud to call her mine. She will fiercely stand up for what she believes in, and for those who won't stand up for themselves. Yes, it is also true that if she thinks you have wronged her or her family/friends, you will be on the receiving end of her wrath (I kid you not, when she was 4 she convinced every kid in her pre-school class NOT to attend someone's birthday because he was a bully and picked on someone).
What I love the absolute most about Jenna Lyn is her heart. She cares so much about others and their feelings. She is wise beyond her years, and comprehends things better than some adults I've met. By now all of you know the story of our sweet Clinton. When Clinton was in the hospital Jenna went to school everyday and told his story. She
I know she will eventually read this, because she follows this blog (and has also told most of her 5th grade class because she is just sure we're going to be famous), so Jenna when you read this, I want you to know that you are the most important, best thing I have ever done in my life. The world is yours for the taking, and I will always be your biggest fan. I know you will grow up to be something amazing, and I'll be right here supporting you................but I'm not going to buy you swedish fish at 9pm for a project due in the morning :) Sorry honey, tough love!
Below is a picture of my girl on the day she turned 11. She sent her birthday balloon, with a note attached, to Clinton. I know he got it, because it was filled with her love!