Made my heart proud. She also said she remembers how often her father would say to me, "you're the strongest person I have ever known" yet he is acting surprised that I am quite capable of standing on my own two feet and don't need him. DD said she intends to have that same strength.
That is one of the best life lessons she could learn from this mess. She knows it does not mean I don't have emotions and am not hurt from what POS has done (she has seen me cry when I didn't think she was looking), but she is learning to hold her head high with dignity in the face of horrific adversity. I am so proud of her!
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man ~ Shakespeare, Hamlet
I see many young people today that have NO IDEA how to do anything for themselves. They don't know how to cook, clean, do simple sewing repairs, change a tire, plunge a toilet, etc.
Then there is the whole issue with dealing with adversity. Having a strong role model in you is amazing. I learned some strong life lessons from my mother and how she dealt with my father's betrayals. It served me well later in life.
Go YOU! Go DD!
"We're not broken, just bent, and we can learn to love again" ~Pink
As I travel this journey alone as a divorced person, I am infinitely grateful to my mother.
My DD is 16 too. There is no better feeling than looking at the young lady my child is becoming, and realizing that I really like the person she is becoming. I'm sure you know that feeling as well.
ET correct my typos.
[This message edited by Gemini71 at 11:37 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)]
Two steps forward and one step backwards, is still progress.