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Discussion in 'Photos' started by dlrides, Jul 17, 2007.
Wishing you happiness
This is my girlfriend's daughter.(been dating/living together 2 yrs) She's 12 and loves to ride on the Versys. I picked her up from school last friday on it and she was the envy of all her friends. She told me when we got home "Next time, you need to pick me up on the Ninja!"
She's not "mine" - but I sure love her to death. Perhaps someday she'll call me dad....
Keep up the good work, but don't go for the "dad" word. She has one.
Make sure she loves you, that is far more important.
I got two small girls when I married. They never called me dad and I never said I where they dad. Instead, in public, I always said I was their father. At least in my native language there is a subtle but important difference between those two words. I never, ever used the word step-child.
Now that they are grown, they introduce me as "my father" and it makes me immensely proud. Earning the role of father is much better than simply being it.
I now enjoy my first grandchild. To her I am simply Morfar (the father of the mother). You, too, will get there if you play your cards right.
oh well - back to our regular program.
Thank you sir, for you kind words and encouragement. I struggle quite often with the feelings I have because I do love her(and her mom, of course!) but she isn't "mine". I don't share well. :)
She is a wonderful, caring girl with a big heart. She loves her daddy very much, but she also gets to have me. I'm still figuring out who is luckier...but I think it's me.
Since I feel she is the cutest girl ever I had to post one more picture, taken on a hike recently. As a side note, a funny story. Right after I took this picture, I stepped back with my right foot right into a huge pile of dog crap. She was upset because it was all over my shoes, and I was mad at first. Then I simply took off my shoes, turned and threw them into the woods, crap and all. We did this : the whole way back to the car. It was totally worth an old pair of shoes and washing a pair of socks to hear her laugh.
I adopted my daughter when she was 8, she is now 22. Her mother and I are no longer together but she is still the love of my life, and yes she calls me Dad If your around long enough I'm sure she will call you Dad too
Followup post. She got her license and we headed to Big Bend in the RV trailering the bikes. I'd call it mixed results. She rode great and there were some high points, but the weather was less than optimal (cold, cloudy, windy). We'll see how it goes in the future, but with her off at college much of the year it may be a while before she gets enough seat time to enjoy the bike.
I am trying to teach her some general rules:
1. Always work hard and don't be happy with the first result. Go for the best solution always.
2. Being polite, nice and respectful doesnt necessarily mean being uncool.
This is the picture I want to take with my daughter in ten or fifteen years.
She has a fantastic smile!
I agree!!! thanks.
The smile says it all! What an adorable little girl you have there.
She would probably be upset that I posted it because it's not the best pic of her.....
So I found this thread and thought cool. Then I started looking/reading and in between wiping my eyes and having to stop (getting to be such a boob in my 'old' age), I have managed about a third of it; the rest will follow. Thanks to the OP and all who have contributed. So here is my bit. There is nothing quite like the love a good dad has for a daughter, perhaps no more or less than other true love; but different none the less.
So... when this one was born (1988) I gave up the street bike.
But we did manage to get in a few 2 wheel adventures..., have always had at least one bike of some sort, since I was 9.
Then a son came into the picture. And girl/boy twins. A few moves, career change 6 more years of school for me.
And in 2002 we restarted like this...
Then they do this...
An ode to the boys.....
Take/Make time, it is all we have; a limited amount, and who knows how much for each of us. Teach your boys to cook and sew, your girls to shoot, wrench and spit; keep them busy, love them deeply, show them passion in living a good life.
from raebear's post.
Words to live by.
raebear Your oldest daughter is the same age as my 4th daughter and fifth child. Enjoy them they grow up fast.
Yeah Indy the 'kids' are now 24, 22 and 19. The eldest's boyfriend asked me for her hand at Christmas dinner. We are trying to figure out a time to get a 'last' 3 day road trip in on the new bike.May be a while b4 the next.