I’ve known Emily’s mother since we both served on the PTO board at the elementary school that Emily and our son attended nearly 14 years ago. I have a distinct memory of the board sitting around one of the members sunny kitchen table, all of us drinking coffee and getting to know one another. It was early in the school year, and I still didn’t know many people at Holcomb, having just moved to the area a year before, but I remember one mother, with a red headed daughter sitting on her lap, reaching out to me and introducing herself and that was when I became good friends with Sandra and her family. Our daughter babysat all three of her girls during high school, even going over a little early on Homecoming and Prom nights so the girls could see her fancy gowns. Sandra and I took photo classes one year at our local camera shop and had many lunches together. Her husband always looked a tad bit frazzled raising three girls, but the family was one well oiled machine and everything just seemed to work. I was thrilled when Sandra first emailed me this summer asking me to take Emily’s senior pictures, and it’s incredible that this young lady is about to finish high school and begin her college career. Emily, I am so very proud of you and all that you’ve done so far in your life. You are truly a remarkable young woman. I wish you all the best as you wrap up your school years and journey into brand new territory. You will have an amazing adventure, that I am sure of.