Keelan is 17 years old today. This is truly remarkable to me. There have been times when I was sure I was never going to allow her to live another second. But then, most of the time, she amazes and astounds me with her sweet nature and loving heart. She is my child with the huge humanitarian spirit, who cares deeply for others and is easily touched. This doesn’t mean she hasn’t told me she hates me and that I am “ruining her life!”. But, hey, what teenager hasn’t?

The jury’s in. I am willing to let this go on for at least another year.