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Daughter's birthday
1/26/2006 1:28:58 PM
24 years ago today I became a mother for the first and only time
Happy birthday, Anna.

All of the stages of her life have had some aspect of enjoyment attached to them. But now I find having a grown up child brings the greatest rewards. I enjoy spending time with her. Gone are the worries of responsibility for her safety and manners. What remains is the knowledge that I did all right as a mother.

I say that now but I wonder if she'll go into therapy at some point as many of my own age have and find that I have been the cause for any and all maladies in her life.

Perhaps it was the cloth diapers or the no sugar rule or maybe I was too attentive or too absent or too permissive or too strict or perhaps I was just too human.

Here's the real truth: most of us do the best we can with the tools we have been given. The day I made that realization about my own mother was the day I grew up.


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More Blogs by Patricia C Behnke
• Mother's Day Reflections - Sunday, May 13, 2007
• Hallmark Sucks - Saturday, May 12, 2007
• Alachua Burns - Wednesday, December 06, 2006
• Panama - Sunday, May 28, 2006
• Truth in Alachua Stranger than Fiction - Monday, May 08, 2006
• This thing called publicity - Thursday, February 23, 2006
• It's a Great Job - Sunday, January 29, 2006
•  Daughter's birthday - Thursday, January 26, 2006  
• One year without blogging - Thursday, January 26, 2006
• Getting the Story - Monday, January 24, 2005
• Daily Writing - Monday, January 17, 2005
• Promotion - Sunday, January 16, 2005
• Another Character - Saturday, January 15, 2005
• Creating a Character - Friday, January 14, 2005
• The Business of Writing - Thursday, January 13, 2005
• Writing Teacher continued - Monday, January 10, 2005
• The Writing Teacher - Monday, January 03, 2005
• Happy New Year - Friday, December 31, 2004
• Hurry up and wait - Wednesday, December 29, 2004


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