Trish, all I can really say is Wow, that brought tears to my eyes. What a huge accomplishment this is to your whole family in so many ways, congratulations. Thank you so much for sharing here with us.
Fears and anxiety can be such a weight on a persons life and keep them from doing and acheiving. Like watching life go by through a window sometimes, always the spectator and never the player.
I'm happy to see that you are bringing the girls past that.