As a mother, today was a tough one, a fabulous one, a nervous one, and a proud one. My daughter had some major oral surgery today and fixed some real problems. I know this was a hard thing for her to do. I know that right now she is in pain. And I am so very proud of her. She was so brave! As a mother, it was hard for me to see her nervous and anxious. It is even harder knowing that she is in pain. I wish that I could do the pain for her. She is the most loving, wonderful daughter. I couldn’t have wished for a better girl than my kiddo. She has made me so proud of her…things have been good and bad, up and down, and in the end, she has grown into a lovely, compassionate and beautiful woman.