I love my daughter! She's amazing.
Last week one of her high school friends told her she is pregnant. (This is very shocking and comes as a complete surprise to all of us, mostly Buttercup.)
While Buttercup offered sympathy and support for her friend she was also thinking ahead. She said,
"What are your plans? Are you going to keep the baby or place it for adoption? Because my parents have wanted to adopt a baby for a long time and they would love to adopt yours."
The friend wasn't offended and said that she had thought about adoption at first, but has decided to raise him herself.
Buttercup said, "Okay," and let it go.
Her friend also asked her not to share the information with others and my daughter did not. She held onto it for a couple weeks before she was given permission to tell me. (Buttercup and this girl have been friends since 5th grade. They don't hang out all the time, but the girl was a good friend and very supportive of Buttercup when others were being mean to her. I feel that the girl and I have created a pretty good relationship over the years because of this. And I think that is why she was hesitant to tell me.)
I think it's awesome that Buttercup can keep secrets and not participate in the ugly rumor mongering that can go on in high school. And Buttercup will stand up for her friend and defend her when others start saying nasty things about her. Having been a victim of ugly bullying herself, she has turned into a champion for others.
And that is why I'm so proud of my daughter. For her kind heart, her loving disposition and her willingness to accept others without judgement.