“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”  – Author Unknown

A Blossoming Flower

I spent a day with my daughter this past weekend.  She’s now a young woman, exploring her independence and attending college, and evolving into a most amazing person.

Each visit is separated by time … several weeks where changes occur out of sight from my senses and eyes.  So each visit offers stark contrasts … dramatic evidence of changes … clear illustrations of the journey she’s taking outside my daily purview.

The vision I’m offered is wonderful … even breathtaking.  Her movement through change, her finding her course through new situations and challenges, and her growing passion for her area of study where she now passionately describes those sharing her major and their sense of where they and their studies can make a difference in the world … it all is simply amazing to hear, see, and feel!

It is such a joy to be witness to all this.  It is such a joy to have such a wonderful human being as my daughter.  And as she continues down whatever path unfolds before her I will support and applaud each step for it offers me a gift forever held in my heart and touching my soul.  Another joy bestowed upon me in this phase of life offering so very much from so many different directions. The joy inside me reflects her light and brightness, and I am thankful … ever thankful …

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