Today, my youngest granddaughter turned 14, a milestone in a young woman's life. She is a warrior, fearless, funny, strong, and most important of all, she perserveres when faced with adversity. She is an honor student, class president, captain of both her basketball team and softball team, and the hub of all things social. See a crowd and you will find Miss Hayley in the center, entertaining, negotiating, mediating. Last year, she hit what appeared to be a home run during a softball game but as she rounded 3rd, the ball was thrown to the catcher. She was about half way between 3rd and home when she saw the catcher drop the ball. Miss Hayley took one final leap through the air and landed her whole body on home base, safe. That was the day I dubbed her the Warrior, and I never stop reminding her that she will always be a warrior, the highest praise I can bestow on a woman of any age.