Tuesday, September 21, 2004

My Daughter My Gift

   This is my girl......My oldest

Even though she is not born from my body she is born from my heart, she is my oldest child.  She is my Husbands gift to me from his previous marriage. 



I have been with her since she was 3 years old, she will be turning 22 in the fall. She has grown into a remarkable young woman who I admire for always being true to herself.  She was a great kid who always kept me amused with her free spirit. I remember the day she met my daughter, even though her Daddy and I had been dating for a few months we didn't feel it was the right time for our two children to meet in case our relationship didn't work out. It was hard enough for her to watch her parents marriage fall apart and her family to break up, that we both felt in the long run it was better to let them meet each other later after we both knew our relationship was a stable one. The day they met was a few months before her fourth birthday and my daughter was almost six months old.  For my husbands daughter it was love at first sight, she wanted to do everything for "the baby" she helped with feeding,diapering, she was the master stroller pusher and bedtime story teller. She loved having a baby doll all her own.

They grew up together as "Sisters" not step sisters, not half sisters even after our marriage and my husband adopted my child they were just "Sisters" I taught them you do not love with half your heart, you do not love with just a step of your heart you love with a whole heart, they agreed. Our oldest daughter brought so much love and joy, she was a very patient child who didn't mind sharing her daddy with us.

I couldn't imagine my life without her. No phone call or time spent, ever ended without an "I love you" and an "I love you too" She was born from my heart even before I met her.

4 comments:

perkysgrl said...

Wow. What a touching entry.  I really like your quote "I  taught them you do not love with half your heart, you do not love with just a step of your heart you love with a whole heart".  Very heartfelt.  Thanks for sharing.
*Jennifer*
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kimbellina1957 said...

THAT IS BEAUTIFUL, THE BEST PART IS, YOU LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER AS YOUR OWN. NO STEP OR HALF TO IT AS YOU SAID HERE. SHE IS LUCKY AND SO ARE YOU. YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB RAISING YOUR CHILDREN. :)
KIM.

northangelgirl3 said...

I read this in my office and I could not help but cry (I had clients come in asking if anything was wrong, LOL! )... this is the most beautiful entry I have ever read, and I tell you this from the bottom of my heart. To be even more honest, your story gives me so much hope! How wonderful and beautiful that you all became one family and that so much love has come out of it.
Hugs,
Rose

aiibrat said...

As families get more extended, it's sometimes hard to have a cohesive bond w/the step children.  However, it is heartwarming to read 'she was a daughter of my heart' & your own daughter considers her older sister as a 'sister'.  -=)