I Won’t Give Up!

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I Won’t Give Up!

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

She’s done it! My beautiful daughter received her diploma and is on her path to the future. The graduation ceremony was wonderful and I caught myself, more then once, wiping tears from my eyes. Watching my child walk up on that podium and receive her well-earned diploma brought so many wonderful thoughts to my mind. She has jumped the first big hurdle in her life, the first of many to come, and I couldn’t be more proud. I had nothing to do with her success as a student, that’s all on her and her own perseverance. I know she is a strong young woman and I know, by her personality, that she will succeed in whatever endeavor she chooses to undertake. That’s the biggest role a parent can play in their child’s life…having faith and believing in our children is one of the best gifts we can give them. Showing them our love and how much they make us proud is not only our duty as a parent, it is an important factor in a child’s development, and if we hold these little gifts back from them we are being unfair to the child and ourselves. I not only think of my daughter as the child of my heart but I value her as a best friend. I don’t know how other parents feel about their children or treat them but I share just about everything with my daughter. We play music together, we do art together, we both love to spend time outdoors together. Whether we are riding bikes, taking the dog for a walk, going swimming, it really matters not, What does matter, at the end of the day, is that we spend quality time together, talking about each other’s hopes and dreams and just listening to one another. This is what I value, this is what I love.  I hope that you as a parent come to have the kind of wonderful friendship with your child that I have for mine, there really is nothing more precious than having a lifelong friend that is the heart of your heart and blood of your blood.

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10 responses »

  1. Oh Jaz, I so understand your feelings; you could have been talking about me and my beautiful daughter. What a wonderful relationship to have; mother/daughter – she is my love and my light too. Congrats to you and to her…. 😉

  2. Copngrats on your daughters graduation. My daughter is 34 and I have two grandkids and to this day I still find myself wiping my eyes in pride, joy and trepidation. May every day forward find you experiencing a similar joy and pride, only with the need of a tissue 🙂

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