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My Daughter and Our Dogs

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I got up and did my routine chores on a Saturday morning. My seventeen-year-old daughter appeared only to use the bathroom, then back to her bedroom she went. I had to call her to come back out and eat something and take her medication. She did. Her phone rang a couple of times for the few minutes she was with me. Again, she left and went back into the room.

After a while, she asked permission to go to her friend's house. I was not really in a mood to drop what I was doing then to give her a ride. She said she'd take the bus.

"Okay."

I felt sadness as she left. We barely spent time together and then she just left. It is my day off.  I wanted her to stay home to have some family time but I did not insist. I could do other things like more chores, workout, and do my e-learning for work.

"Don't be afraid, because I'm with you; don't be anxious, because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you: I'm truly helping you. I'm surely upholding you with my victorious right hand." -- Isaiah 41:10

It is natural to miss my child. I just wish I was not that sad. I admit, though, that after working out with my phone apps and doing a 10-minute yoga, I do feel better.

What was I thinking? I should be glad she is doing good in school and not getting in trouble. She works some weekends and helps some at home with chores. I should not be so needy. And besides, I have dogs who love to be with me at this moment.

Comments

  1. Hi there, Dogs are a great comfort especially when one's feeling low,
    so, there's no better therapy that cuddling your furry pet,
    Although I love then I can't have a dog as my husband is desperately
    allergic to them but we do have a very affectionate cat ,Chloe, she's nearly 15
    and still runs around the house like a kitten cat.
    Hope your daughter returned home and lifted your spirits,
    best wishes,
    Di.

    ABCW team.

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  2. It's what you raise them to be, but it's hard, I'm sure.

    ROG, ABCW

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  3. Sometimes things can be difficult and challenging but I am sure you'll manage it just fine

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