You did it, Helen!

We are so proud of you!

And for a lack of words to tell you how I feel, I will show graphic proof!

I am so proud of the woman you are becoming! Can't wait to see what the future has in store for you!

Oh, the places you'll go, love!

First photo I ever took of you. Helen Licea (2018) by Odette Photo+Art

To Have Succeeded

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, To find the best in others,

To leave the world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded."