July 10, 2008 12:30am CST
I have a 14 year old daughter that I love more than anything .She means the world to me . Its hard to believe taht she has grown up so fast. It breaks my heart to think not long from now she will be grown and leaving home.She is my life. Ilove her very much.
12 Jul 08
Yes I remember those days so well my daughter now 28 married 2 children see her every day, I remember when she was busy with her friends and her boyfriend I didnt get a look in, just came home for meals, all changed now. She may leave for a while but she will be back.
• United States
10 Jul 08
I know what you mean,my daughter is 17 and I miss her terribly.She is always off with her friends or working.I do know that as time goes by she will be around more,at least I hope.My sister has four kids,her 27 year old daughter still lives with her,and her 24 year old daughter and two grandsons live with her.Not that I would wish for my daughter to have to be a single mom like I was but I would love for her to live with me at least through college. Our kids grow so fast,I always wished she could have stayed an infant longer they are babies way to short a time.As parents I think what we can look forward to is the grand children they will bring us,and then we get the pleasure of spending time with them. Jas
10 Jul 08
Good afternoon, Jenny. I can see how much you love your daughter, as I am also a father of a teen boy, two years older than your daughter. I also love him very much, but I am glad that he is studying at a senior high school in our own city and goes to school and comes back home every day. No need for him to leave for a school somewhere else until he goes to college in another two years. But anyway, my dear Jenny, our kids are growing up day by day and sooner or later they will leave for somewhere to either study or work. Therefore, we parents are supposed to get prepared for this mentally in case we find it hard without them next to us every day. Thank you so much for your discussion, dear friend.
10 Jul 08
i wouldn't worry about it just yet she's only fourteen and young people seem to live at home well into their twenties nowadays. my son is nineteen and so far he's still at home. so enjoy the time you have together and not dwell on when she leaves home.