One and Only Daughter

United States
July 15, 2007 12:27am CST
My daughter is eighteen now and trying to decide what to do with her life. I love her tremendously and I am limiting my comments on her dating, going out and clothing. She has pretty good judgement and I try to remember myself 21 years ago and what I was doing. I know she will make mistakes but I am about to lose my bottom lip from biting it so much. I must say she has not become pregnant though the majority of her friends have and she is talking of pursuing a nursing degree so I count my blessings and pray daily.
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@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
15 Jul 07
Parenting can be said to have paid off if the child you bore, nursed, sent school and saw grow into an adult is disciplined and focused! I am happy for you and your daughter, she seems to know what she wants in life-look how much she has resisited peer pressure-if she were weak willed, you know you could have been a grandma of child whose father may have probably been unknown to you-that has not happened with you yet you know other mothers in the neighbourhood are grinding their teeth! I absolutely understand the dilema you are in-especially your having to surrender the complete liberty to your grown up daughter to do what she please! you sweet Mama surendered that same liberty to you you remember? In the same like manner,you will need to give her her space, while you rely absolutely on the good sense of judgement that you imparted unto her all these years of parenting! The credit comes back to you as her parent, dont bite of your bottom lips shawnfuget, you will need that same bottom lip to peck at her cheeks on the day of her graduation as a Nurse! LOL
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
i have 1 daughter and she is 3 years old now, i love her very much. she is so pretty girl, her name is angel this is my only 1 treasure in life., even if my husband and i was separated in 4 years. i am very luck and happy to have a daughter....
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
15 Jul 07
She's really lucky to have a mom like you. ^__^ Keep up the support, trust and love for her. She'll grow up as a wonderful woman.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
15 Jul 07
Keep doing what your doing. I was always very open with my girls about any concerns I had while at the same time letting them know that it is just my opinion and the final choice is there's and then I shut up about it. This was especially difficult in choices of boyfriends. Oh some of the losers they brought home! yes...lots of tongue biting and prayers on that one. They are all doing well now so my prayers have been answered.