Friday, April 11, 2008

Taking Steps...

This beautiful woman is my daughter, Lily.

Over the past few months she's amazed and impressed me with her strength and resilience. She's a great mother to her three year old son, Aidan; she works full time at a very demanding job and she also goes to school.

Over the years of what can best be described as a tumultuous relationship between us an odd thing has begun to happen. I'm beginning to learn more from her than she's learning from me. We're closer now than we've been since she was a little girl. I'm watching her take steps toward a promising and rewarding future. I see the woman she's becoming, not who I envisioned 22 years ago, but someone better, someone all her own. What a gift!

1 comment:

Kathy Guy said...

Love that you're experiencing this! I've missed your writing!