Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge: Daughters



Well, I guess for me, the "D" day was an obvious choice. Daughters! I mean after all I have had one since I was 17, been a mommy to them for 18 years now, have three of them, I mean, I even am one! (insert cheeky grin here)

I do not have pity for myself the way I grew up... I used to, but I have grown past that now. So when I tell you this it is not to get your sympathy, it simply is what it is, ya know? My being a daughter was difficult. I never got along with my mother, she constantly told me how worthless I was, how I would never amount to anything, that I was a whore (because I lost my virginity), etc. In life I notice two paths that people take. They either are exactly like their horrible upbringing or they 180 it and vow to never be like that. I decided at an early age, that should I ever have children I would NEVER be like that.

Since I was 17 years old I have been a mother. It has been the most difficult blessing of my life. It completely changed my life for the better and I will never regret having a baby that young. As a matter of fact, that amazing child is one of my best friends. I have been so blessed since then to have 3 daughters. They are an absolutely amazing part of my life. Do not get me wrong, it has never been perfect, nor has it been easy! I am no Martha Stewart or Dr. Phil. I screw up here and there ... sometimes I even act a little like my mother.

One thing I never ever stop doing is being thankful that God changed my life so completely. That he has graced me with the three most amazing daughters a mother could want. I only hope I do them justice in the end. That I leave them not having to contemplate never wanting to be like me.

Synonyms for daughter:   love, joy, happiness, laughter, sillyness, beauty, grace, wonder, amazement, sweetness, sass ... can not forget the sugar and spice!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, if you have a daughter give 'em a little extra lovin' today.


4 comments:

  1. I agree with you 100%. You have a choice to either let you upbringing bring you down or make you a better person. I chose to go down the path of being an independent contributing member of society, not a statistic.

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  2. you are such an awesome example to me, your daughters, and everyone who knows you. i, too, don't want history to repeat itself and am going to damn well try my hardest not to subject my future children to the kind of upbringing i had. shouldn't be too hard with you on my side! ;)

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  3. "It has been the most difficult blessing of my life."

    Beautiful!

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