The Bestest Compliment

It took me most of this night to decide if I should write this post or not. I know I’m going to cry while writing it. It’s late and I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to cry right before I go to bed. But it’s going to be a good cry.

I already had a good cry when I got the phone call from the daughter who gave me the bestest compliment. When you’re a Mom you do get to name things because they matter so much.

The phone call wasn’t unexpected. She calls me almost every night on her way home from work. But the phone call won’t ever be forgotten. It’s because of the bestest compliment from the 21 year old daughter. At 21 adult children don’t often tell their Moms that they are right. The daughter does. The daughter has done so much in her short life that she gets it. But it still defies logic that there would be anything close to admitting this to her Mom. It’s not in 21 year old nature to do it even if they think it.

The bestest compliment went like this….I met someone I work with who hasn’t had a relationship with her biological father like me. We talked about missing out on things when we were young and yearning for a father. But I realized that what you did was for a reason. You love me and sacrifice for me. You did it all with me in mind, always.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. That’s awesome.. see I knew you could do it….

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  2. That is so sweet. I have so many years to wait until any of my children are this age, and I can only hope and pray that they will feel the way your daughter does. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. The credit should go to you. You brought her up well. Congrates! I’m happy for you too.

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  4. that is so beautiful. How nice for your daughter to acknowledge you in this way.

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  5. That’s really wonderful. That she was able to evaluate and look into herself and share that moment of realization with you, is a great testament to your parenting skill.

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  6. what a beautiful thing for her to say. i had a similar conversation with my mom not too long ago and she felt the same way.

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  7. It’s times like this when you’re thankful to be a mom. Very sweet.

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  8. Awwww sweetie! You deserve all that and more. Your daughter sounds wonderful.

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  9. That is SO nice…sounds like you have done a really wonderful job, Mom!

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  10. I don’t blame you in the least for crying over this one – I would, too!

    It’s too true that we don’t appreciate our parents until we’re older or sometimes until we become parents ourselves but isn’t it great when the light bulb goes on and our kids do acknowledge us as human beings with good motives and feelings?