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#244404 - 08/13/08 10:18 PM I am officially
Trish4850 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 3280
Loc: New Jersey
My baby girl turned 21 today. It was a good day and she's happy, happy, happy. Mom is too. I ran the movie of her life through my head today and shed a bunch of tears. Joyful ones for the most part, but a few sad ones too. The saddest is that my Mom isn't here today to see her first grand daughter all grown up. *sigh* She would have loved it.

Naturally, after dinner with 12 of her closest friends and me (to pick up the tab \:D ) my CHILD is out at a bar Of course there is a DD, but still............I thought this being a parent thing was supposed to get easier!

If you fall down 10 times, Stand up 11.

#244407 - 08/13/08 10:28 PM Re: I am officially [Re: Trish4850]
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Registered: 06/19/04
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Wow, Trish, what a milestone! Passing you the Klennex while we all celebrate with you. \:\)


#244408 - 08/13/08 10:30 PM Re: I am officially [Re: Trish4850]
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5791
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
what a great story trish! thanks for sharing this defining life moment with us.

quite poignant

((((((((((((((( trish )))))))))))))


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#244409 - 08/13/08 10:34 PM Re: I am officially [Re: Trish4850]
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
That's sweet, Trish. Well, as you say, a tad bittersweet... but she's a Leo, which is always good! (Not that i'm one, or anything *cough*)
Hey- at least you're not picking up the bar tab, too ;-)

Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

#244414 - 08/13/08 11:08 PM Re: I am officially [Re: dgoods]
WalkingSouth Offline

Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16268

I remember crossing that milestone with my daughter and only child nearly 4 years ago now with similar thoughts, joys and fears.

Eddie, you got any wine hidden within that box of Kleenex? Maybe we could have a quiet celebration with Trish.

“Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy ____…! What a ride!’” ~Hunter S. Thompson


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