When I was 16 years old, my best friend had a baby. A beautiful, smiley, perfect baby girl. My friend went on to blow every known statistic about ‘unwed teenaged mothers’ out of the water. She finished school. She went to college. She travelled the world (WITH her daughter in tow) and generally did an INCREDIBLE job raising her amazing child.
This June that baby girl turned 12 years old. She may no longer be little, but she is just as lovely as ever! I am also just as proud as ever to call her my ‘God Daughter’ and to call her phenomenal Mother ‘My Friend’.