Welcome to Round 8 of ABC Wednesday. The meme was started by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt, and people from all over the world come together to play and share their entries. Each week word(s) beginning with the designated letter are selected and woven into a post.
This time around, I’ll be taking each letter and pairing it with a personal experience or life lesson. This week it’s about our daughters; Army Wife and The Floridian.
She is our first born. Two week early and feet first, a C-section announced her debut into the world. If you’re a parent, you well know these little things don’t come with instruction manuals so it’s trial and error…a lot of errors. But I think, despite our mistakes, she’s turned out pretty great.
As a child, she was fearless. She had the obligatory Barbie and baby dolls, but also climbed trees and creek stomped. As a gymnast, she challenged boys on the bus to arm-wrestling matches. She usually won. After junior golf, she was part of her high school golf team, went to the state tournament her junior year and played in sideways rain and 40 degree temps. She went on to college and graduated Magna cum Laude with a GPA of 3.8.
She is our baby, and came right on her due date. I sort of wish she’d been earlier as she weighed in at 3 ounces shy of 10 pounds, and we opted to not have a C-section this time. We may have learned from our mistakes the first time around, but she might disagree! Still, we think she turned out exceptionally well.
She was our quiet child. Didn’t talk until well after her second birthday; she didn’t have to with a big sister to talk for her! But what she lacked in sentences, she more than made up for in activity. Dance, T-ball and junior golf kept us busy chasing after her. She joined her high school golf team and went to the state tourneament two years in a row. A college golf scholarship was offered at graduation and we continued chasing after her for four more years.
They are both out on their own now. Army Wife is chasing after Peanut, our 2-year-old grandgirl, and JR, our 6-year-old grandboy. The Floridian moved after graduation from college and is an assistant golf pro in…you guessed it…Florida.
They’ve grown into lovely young women with potential as high as the sky. Twelve and 17 hours away, we miss them terribly, but know they are pursuing their dreams…hopefully with a solid Midwest foundation that keeps their feet grounded while reaching for the limitless sky!
Oh, and did I mention, they both have this weird passion for fedoras.
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