In 1976, Gerald Ford was president, the U.S. celebrated its bicen - tennial, 50 Cent was born and the Pittsburgh Steelers won Superbowl X. But more importantly, I graduated high school.
As Fate would have it, 30 years later, my fourth and final child also graduated. Alayna Michelle Duran. Isn't she a beauty? She always promised she'd be the "best teenager ever." Well, let's just say she took a good cut at it. She maintained mid- 3's grade point average, was one of the stars of the varsity soccer squad, being selected to the county all-star team, all the while holding down a job at the local Stater Bros. And to top it off, she can text-message faster than anyone alive. Way to go girl!
Maybe, more important than all this, Alayna's got a heart for the Lord. She's fun, chatty, tough, friendly and a total scatter-brain. And we love her bunches. Congratulations Class of '06...especially Alayna!