My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

Incredibly Proud Mum

168351[1]My heart swells with pride

As I share this link with you : Fun for Us

This is my daughter’s blog. She’s only ten.

The depth of her words astounds me.

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11 responses

  1. Colleen, I’ll pop over a little later this morning… can’t wait to read it! And btw, what a fabulous pic of you two! You guys are beautiful.

    October 3, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    • Hello,

      Thank you. It was taken a couple of months ago at our local art and craft market by a photographer from the Cairns Post (local newspaper). We were on the front page ! Actually we seem to get snapped quite often out an about on the weekends so now its a running joke between us to look out for the “paparazzi” !

      Thank you for your comment on Chloe’s blog. She has just woken up (it’s early Sunday morning) so when she comes down stairs I’ll suggest she checks her mail (she will be chuffed ! a few votes of confidence is just what she needs.)

      Colleen

      October 3, 2009 at 10:29 pm

  2. blissbait

    checked her out and WOW
    no wonder you’re all glowy
    amazing being!

    Seriously cool! Thank You for sharing! What a creative home you two are…:) Cheers!

    October 4, 2009 at 12:50 am

    • Hi Blissbait,

      Thanks for commenting. Her words make me a little sad because she is referring to her relationship with her father. Yet I am proud and astounded that she can articulate her hurt at his abandonment of her with such poise and depth. On the surface it appears she still is happy to engage with him on a lighthearted, silly sort of level …and sadly that’s all she’s ever going to get out of him. But clearly there’s much more going on underneath. I guess that she has a realistic view of what he is and isn’t capable of will set her in good stead for her expectations of him in her future.

      Thanks,

      Colleen

      October 4, 2009 at 1:30 am

      • blissbait

        Oh yeah….totally got it! Every level of it. Have much personal experience with the issure. Both as a child and as an adult in proximity to a child processing severe abandonment. Whereas it took me years of therapy and reading and peeling layers ad naseum to understand and let go, these children (your daughter included) seem to process as they go. Blows my mind!!!!

        Job Well Done! 🙂

        October 4, 2009 at 3:51 am

  3. I can see why. Oh my word, I just left her a note. Dad better get his act together and fast. She’s unbelievable. Well with you for a Mum, it’s easy to see how she got that way.

    October 5, 2009 at 6:55 am

    • Thank you Sara. She’s a quiet soul who doesn’t like to speak negatively about him and it’s been difficult to tell what she’s really feeling about everything inside. So her words have been a sad, but reassuring awakening to me that she does have a solid perspective on the situation. Better now than struggling with an unrealistic idealisation. (Though my heart still cracks a little for her ofcourse.)

      October 5, 2009 at 6:59 am

  4. At 10, your daughter ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
    But it’s good to see you have her writing.
    Way to go, Mom! Now, be patient, okay?

    My daughter(14) is into creative writing, too.
    And I do enjoy reading her homework.
    It’s not all about boys, thank God!

    October 6, 2009 at 12:09 am

    • Ha Ha….yes I have a fourteen year old girl too…(boyfriend comes attached).

      It’s so lovely to see both their spirits unfolding before my eyes. Lucky mum (mom) I am !

      October 6, 2009 at 12:16 am

  5. She is lovely and so heartfelt.

    October 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    • That she is…yet so shy ! I wanted to tell her teacher how her poem was published on Sara the Story Lady, but she won’t let me, concerned that her classmates will thinks she’s writing about a boy. I can understand where she’s coming from although I’m so proud of her I just want to broadcast it to the world !

      October 7, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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