Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Daddy's Girl"

DQ has been on spring break this week, and it's been nice to hang out with her and have some "alone" time. I've re-discovered a few neat things about this daughter of mine.

She's a pretty deep thinker. She is very intuitive and is a good judge of character. She has a great sense of humor. She is very, very sensitive and cares deeply for her family. She worries a lot - especially about her older sister, TP. She is a "Daddy's Girl", and that is truly o.k. with me because when I watch her and her dad together, it makes me smile to know that they have such a deep bond. Now that TP is at college, at times I feel left out when DQ and her dad hang out and do "nerdy" things together, but again, I really don't mind.

I'd like to say that we've done some really fun things this week, but we haven't. We have done some spring housecleaning, we've run some errands together, I've taken her to her new job as a waitress - so, nothing exciting. Nonetheless, it's been a very pleasant week - just hanging out and getting to know DQ even better. She's a pretty delightful young lady, and I'm grateful that I'm her mom!


At 10:25 PM, Blogger annb said...

I love the fact that our daughters are grown and are wives and mothers themselves now! It is so exciting to see the women they've grown into and to see them interact with their own children! My daughters and I now share such a different relationship than we did when they were younger. I admit, it was hard to let them go - to believe that they could care for themselves and their husbands' could care for each of them without my continued guidance, but they have done a pretty good job! I'm so thankful that the time we spend together because I know how quickly they grew into adulthood!
One of my daughters is a "blogger", too and I am very proud of her. If you have a chance some time, I think that you would enjoy visiting her site at I'm glad you were able to enjoy the time with your daughter during spring break!

At 4:38 PM, Anonymous ProphetJoe said...

I'm glad you had a nice (albeit quiet) week.

It always does my heart good to come here, Valerie. It helps me stay connected to my "family side" while in the blogosphere. Most of my time is spent tilting at political windmills, so to speak, but your entries remind me of home, of family and of our relationship(s) with God.

Thank you, Valerie!

P.S. are you back on the beefcake at Stacy's? :-)

At 9:42 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Hi Ann - It IS hard to let them go. I'm mourning the passage of time. But, in many ways, I'm enjoying this transition from only being their mom into becoming their friend as well. I will definitely visit your daughter's site - thanks for the tip!

Joe - Hey, thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words. And yes, I did check out the beefcake at Stacy's site this week! :-)

At 2:26 AM, Anonymous nettie said...

you make me smile too.

At 11:10 AM, Blogger JodiTucker said...

My sr. was on Spring Break this past week, too. Unfortunately, I had my break a few weeks ago. While I missed time with her, she spent most of it finishing up scholarship applications, doing homework, and dr. appointments anyway. They all grow up soooo quickly. I am glad God has all the children (young and growing up) in the palm of His Hand!!

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Rosemary Bogdan said...

mkm, sounds like some nice mother-daughter time. Peaceful.

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Paula said...

And what a wonderful mom you are...! Thanks for understanding my pain when it comes to Heather. You're so special. You're another person who "gets me" (see my current post).

Love you and miss you..

At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Barbara said...

Funnily enough, I have been spending time with our daughter this half term holiday and have realised that she is maturing into a delightful young lady......

Letting go..... so hard... so necessary ... so blessed...

At 9:21 AM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Nettie - :-) Happy Birthday!

Jodi - I am glad about that, too!

Rosemary - "Peaceful" most of the time. . . but overall, very nice.

Paula - Thanks, my friend. I miss you, too.

Barbara - Yes, letting go can be painful but very, very rewarding.

At 7:08 AM, Anonymous BJ said...

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So loneliness and pain can begin to depart.

Just look up at the sky when life hits a bend,

I painted a rainbow for YOU.


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