What more can you ask for?  

wife4stranger 57F
229 posts
11/24/2005 8:02 pm

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What more can you ask for?

One of my lovely daughters brought the new love in her life for Thanksgiving dinner today. It was a lovely, enjoyable afternoon. Her new paramour fit in with our family nicely. Things were quite comfortable.
But, the most amazing thing for me was watching the absolute joy on my daughter's face. She is in love and it is readily apparent for all to see. Her beloved is clearly besotted with her.
This remarkable young woman that I proudly call daughter has not followed the common path of blindly following her peers. She has marched to her own drummer since birth, I do believe. Thus, her life has not always been easy and she has battled more than her fair share of demons. I stand in awe of her strength of convictions, her loyalty and her honest to a fault nature. That she is of my own flesh and blood amazes me.
Her path is not an easy one. I am sure it will hold many obstacles and society will not make life easy for her. However she is armed with the strength of her convictions and at this point in time, a love that blazes with all the passion and goodness that it brings.
My beloved daughter is blissfully happy. What difference does anything else in life make? Anyone that brings this joy to my child is perfectly fine by me. After all, what more could I ask for my child?

HardTenderPoet 62M

11/24/2005 8:12 pm

Childhood Joys

All the joys of childhood that I get to see

As my precious children share them with me

The songs that they sing and the games that they play

Help me glide through the memories and show me the way

The curious manner which they learn new things

Can send my heart soaring as if it had wings

That unsheltered love I can see in their eyes

Tells me they look right through all of my lies

That life is hard and it’s not really fair

They know life is for living and life is to share

So much could I learn if I looked on my shelf

And brought out the child that I find in myself

We’d take time to look, just take time to see

Take time to laugh, just take time to be

Friends with cats and dogs and critters with wings

Hear the breeze in the trees that sounds like it sings

The sound of the rain as it falls on the roof

Is so soothing to hear that who needs the proof

That it’s here for a reason or is it a rhyme

I’ll learn all the answers if I take the time

To play with the children and learn what they know

Follow them joyously wherever they go

Not once do they question the love that they give

Never do they doubt that they know how to live

So take heart you that forgot how to play

Just look to the children and they’ll show you the way

To know what you have and to enjoy all your life

Whether a husband, a father, a mom, or a wife

© 2001

HardTenderPoet 62M

11/24/2005 8:17 pm

The Strength of Children

I saw again how strong they are

When faced with their mother’s sin

The pain on hopeful faces

The hurts so deep within

I saw them take the savage blow

Of words to make them cry

By those that only want to see

Tears come into their eyes

A father’s love can’t take away

That burning flush of shame

Of knowing they may hear the truth

As part of a vicious game

And yet, I know they love her

Like only children can

For she is still their Mother

And, for her, they take a stand

© dp 2004

KIDS are the best and most frustrating things in the world

Hampmeister 57M

11/25/2005 12:05 am

I thrill for you and her that such love is in her life; that you encourage and admire her; that your relationship with her brings you such joy. Kids are both a blessing and a curse, and it's nice to know you feel so much more blessed than cursed.

Blessings to you both. May love flourish!

rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
11/25/2005 12:26 am

My daughter has her first boyfriend. (She is eighteen.) Having never been confronted with this... my thoughts have gone the full range of emotions. Not that I've let them be known to her. I wouldn't.
Your question at the end of this post has helped me more than you know. And I want to thank you from a father who doesn't want to see his little girl grow up... and away. (But knows she must.)

"Anyone who brings this joy to my child is perfectly fine by me. Afterall, what more could I ask for my child?"

I will do my best to remember these words. unlisted

bardicman 50M

11/25/2005 8:02 am

Such a nice touching thought and more to be thankful for.

I am not dead yet

wife4stranger 57F

11/25/2005 9:31 pm

Thank you Hardtenderpoet. My children are all adults now, but yes the world is a different place in their eyes when they are young.

wife4stranger 57F

11/25/2005 9:33 pm

James......as always my friend, thank you more than words can say. She is such a lovely young woman. She makes me humble. I do hear you on the blessing & curse though.......lol. I say my granddaughter is my reward for not killing her daddy when he was a teenager.

wife4stranger 57F

11/25/2005 9:35 pm

You're quite welcome unlisted. I'm so glad this was of help to you. Hang on.....you're just starting the ride if this is her first boyfriend.....lol.

wife4stranger 57F

11/25/2005 9:36 pm

Yes Bard......so much to be thankful. Thanks for stopping in.

AlbertPrince 58M

11/27/2005 2:19 am

Send your daughter to me ... i'll give her some joy!

wife4stranger 57F

11/27/2005 1:00 pm

Albert......send you my 26 year old daughter? I think not......now her 27 year old sister that has boomerang syndrome.....we can talk on her......lol.

rm_Ptalk1155 34M
3450 posts
11/27/2005 6:41 pm

Heh, I have a teenage sister who's starting to bring home boys. I'm often caught between my brotherly urge to take my katanas to them and my open mind's desire to avoid hypocrisy and allow her to live her life without my interference.

I do, at least, get the mild satisfaction from time to time of the look on their face at finding me practicing with my bokken in the front yard when one comes for her. (Contrary to popular belief, it's usually just coincidence...usually.) I've been wondering if it would provide for more amusement if I was found on the front steps cleaning a gun...

rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
3656 posts
11/27/2005 7:32 pm

It seems she brings you as much joy as he brings her. You must be a wonderful mom.


rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
12/1/2005 12:39 am

A nice glimpse of your personal life. Best wishes for you and your family.

On a totally unrelated note, to fulfill my duty to the Holy Priestess of Holy Holes as her personal fluffer, I have been instructed to go around to the blogs of female members of the dead sheep boinking social club and leave a comment for each of you stating that I am ready to take care of any … err … fluffing needs you may wish to have satisfied. Please tell her that I have been an obedient if somewhat tardy fluffer.

If you do require any fluffing services you can follow me back to Fluffyland.

Welcum To Fluffyland

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo

kyplowboy22 61M

12/1/2005 9:58 am

Sounds like you did alright by the girl. Good deal.

Read back thru your posts a bit, since this is my first time here, and was taken by your little piece, "Missing". Left a comment for you there.

Also, as Asst#2 for the Mystic Mistress, I commented on her blog and you were mentioned in it, so you might want to go there and see. Hope I'm not in trouble again. lol

Stop by my place for a visit if you get the time. Later


wife4stranger 57F

12/1/2005 6:12 pm

Firehot....thank you for your kind words...and the pat on the back.

PTalk...yeah, hard to watch a little sister grow up, lol. You just keep on with your subtle intimidation. Probably won't help, but you never know.

wife4stranger 57F

12/1/2005 6:13 pm

Following Luke to fluffyland.....oh my....

wife4stranger 57F

12/1/2005 6:14 pm

Tires......thanks sugar.....

wife4stranger 57F

12/1/2005 6:15 pm

kyplowboy......lol....oh my.......am I going to wind up in trouble with you? That's a scary thought......

TTigerAtty 62M

12/5/2005 11:06 am

Ditto to unlistedone's comment. My daughter is 21 and a senior at MIZZOU. No really serious boyfriend at this time. She is planning to attend grad school, perhaps med school, so she knows she has a long road ahead of her. But, someday she'll be bringing some special young man home too. At that time, I will try to remember your words..."Anyone who brings this joy to my child is perfectly fine by me. Afterall, what more could I ask for my child?"

wife4stranger 57F

12/6/2005 6:41 pm

Thanks Kitty......actually this is not her first love. She is 26 and has been through her share of heartbreaks already. She has grown stronger for it however and continually amazes me. Thanks and good luck to you and yours.....

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