The oldest daughter (19), the MP, heads back to Leonard wood tomarrow for a while and then ???? she wants me to put her stuff in storage in the shed as she will probably not be comeing back here to live for long regardless of what happens. she has decided it is time to leave the nest and go her way. Spent the night roasting hotdogs and taking pics. cant really get to sleep. she is so gung ho she would volunteer for anything, she thinks it is the honorable thing to do. I hope i have taught her well, hope she always remembers where she came from and what is important to her and us. though I have waited for this day for this day with mixed feelings right now I am finding it hard not to cry a little. Sunday morning she and I went fishing together alone just like old times, God I am going to miss her
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Last edited by Idaho Dave; 08-06-2008 at 12:28 AM.
Dave, just remind her that when she gets back to Leonard Wood that she should keep here eyes open, her mouth shut, and to look before she leaps if she's thinking about volunteering for the Sandbox. War is not fun.
Dave, you did it right, raising your daughter. She sounds like a wonderful, intelligent, American. On the other hand, welcome to the weeping father's club. It's hard for us oldtimers to see our young take flight, and head into the dangers of today's world. Between my sons, and my nephews, I've done about twenty two years worth of worrying. That's how many years the four have given to the country, the oldest being a ten year veteran, as we speak. Your daughter is obviously well grounded, and sensible, seeing the choices she has made.
At this point all we fathers can do, is leave it in God's hands, and pray for our children. Your daughter is included, and we will hold her in our hearts and prayers.
By, the way, how about a little pat on the back, for being such a good DAD?
I think you deserve it, and congratulations, on a job well done.
I have the utmost respect for you and your daughter. It seems that the girls today provided they have been raised like yours are special in many areas. I have seen two boys grow up and leave and have one girl that will be staying a good many years to come. I will find it most difficult as you do ,lord willing i am still around as she enters the world on her own. May God Bless her and keep her safe, always in her travels and her endeavors.
Too many young people leave home with bad relations with their parents. You are lucky to have such a wise, ambitious and caring daughter. Your support to her will never be forgotten as she goes through life's problems.