…because this is “our” girl McKenna.
The one who grew up with my Elle. And has been the best kind of friend.
Oh there is the biggest story behind this clip.
Family love stretching through years.
And biological families and adoptive families.
Resilience and strength.
The deep kind that is there no matter what. No matter how deep the sorrows.
So much learning and growth and sorrow and joy.
But for now, the culmination of so many stories coming together. For one pretty big moment.
And we are SO excited for McKenna and this new season of American Idol to start!
See if you can watch that clip and not cry!