My daughter is almost 18 and wants to start her life.  I understand how hard it is to be inbetween a child and an adult.  It is sooooooooooo hard.  At 17 I thought as she does that I knew it all.  I try to be patient but Man O Man it's so hard. 

I look at her and see how beautiful she is on the inside and outside.  I see how scared she is but I also see a determination to do it all on her own.  I am so proud of her.  She does need to understand she is not quite ready to fly yet......she needs to finish high school and then, only then can she make her own decisions.  I pray every day that life doesn't hit her too hard and that I did a good job.

 She is awesome and I'm so proud of her.  She just needs a little more patience and perserverance and then it's time for her to fly.

Michele   Michele wrote
on 5/11/2008 8:19:47 PM
And one day you wake up, you're 30, and you realize you are sure of nothing!

amberfire   amberfire wrote
on 5/9/2008 7:03:57 PM
It's funny, when I was young I was sure my parents were clueless and all they wanted was to control my life. Then I grew up and eventually wrote them individual letters of apology for my own ignorance. When I took in my Dad in to care for him, I found those letters packed away in his boxes, and I remember shedding a tear or two (at least that's all I will admit to). Now I have my own children growing up .. grown up ... and on the verge of the journey to grow up *smile*. Some think I too am a clueless controlling twit ... and then there are the ones that have grown. Try to be patient with them (easier said then done) eventually they grow a brain too and find out that it was all for their own good.

Wundrmom44   Wundrmom44 wrote
on 5/9/2008 7:56:16 AM
Apples don't fall from from trees. I am sure when your daughter takes "her slice of life" it will be as sweet as the pie she came from... I hope that's not too corny... Have a great day Kristina

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 5/8/2008 11:32:32 PM
Spoken like a true, caring mother. Even the mother bird knows that one day her young must leave the nest. As in nature, so in life.

raven_ink   raven_ink wrote
on 5/8/2008 9:44:56 PM
Thanks for posting this...Now I get a little hint of my mother's side of things. ;D

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