I decided to write today’s post about my daughter Sabrina. Sabrina is my only child, only she isn’t a child any longer. She’s in her mid-30s now with twin 15-year-old daughters of her own. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a very special person indeed.
Sabrina is beautiful, smart, witty–the whole package. She knows her own mind and is not afraid to speak it when she needs to. She’s a hard worker all the time. She keeps her house spotless and is a great executive secretary. She is very organized at work (not so much at home) but she has a radiant personality that makes people love her wherever she goes. She works her heart out at work and is thankfully now in a job where she is appreciated and not pissed on.
My daughter is the mother of twin 15-year-old daughters and she is a great mom. Those kids don’t get away with anything. She carts them around to wherever they want to go and participates in their school events. They can tell her anything and she listens. She believes in them and what they can do.
She has a dog named Pako, whom I wrote about in another blog, who is often ill-behaved and whom I affectionately call “Pakito malo,” but she adores him. He is a cute, sweet dog when he’s not snarling or nipping at someone who wants him to do something he doesn’t want to do.
Sabrina’s father and I divorced when she was very young (age 2) and so I raised her as a single mom. But her dad was always involved in her life and now that he is retired, she calls him and checks on him and still loves him very much.
My daughter and I have our differences but I am hoping that therapy will help us work them out. We plan to see a family therapist and I hope that will help us with our problems.
I’m lucky to have such a daughter. I’m proud of the woman she has become. When she was a little girl I often wondered who she would be as an adult. I’m so glad to see that she has become that strong, intelligent, capable woman I always hoped she would be.
This post is part of a month-long series, A-Z, that I am participating in for the month of April.