if you had very painful periods and your mother did too... then instead of thinking of celebration figure out how you will support your dd with the pain.
unfortunately i had my head in the clouds and its a nightmare for dd. she has had them 3 times and they are VERY painful. she has missed school every time she gets her period. she goes back out of necessity not choice.
i am still researching two things - how to make her periods pain free (right now my usually drug free child takes ibuprofen for the first couple of days AND how to help her deal with the pain.