An Amendment to “Advice to My Daughters”

I can tell that you struggled with it and I believe that only adds to the depth of your character. You sound like a remarkable person and a wonderful mom. I know what you mean and I feel certain your daughter does as well. Of course we would all love the financial means to provide for our kids so they had everything they wanted and needed. It took a lot of courage for you to share the trials and struggles you faced raising your daughter on your limited funds. You want an easier life for you daughter and you hope she’ll be able to offer her own child a more comfortable, stable and carefree childhood. That makes you quite admirable. There’s nothing wrong with parental advice that shares with her the difficulties of raising a child at a young age or without a lot of money. I think it would be odd if you didn’t share your similar story.

I’m sure that once she realizes that you never intended your words to mean that you regretted a single moment of her life, she’ll come around. She knows how much you love her and how much you’ve sacrificed for her and how you’ve always been there for her. So, maybe your article was a piece of advice to your younger self. All youngsters can benefit from your life experiences. It was truly a touching, emotional read and I felt for both of you. I hope your daughter knows what a terrific mom she has. I’m sure she does and now she will get to know first hand what it feels like to truly love, unconditionally. With her own child she will get to share that rare, pure love that only a mother can feel for her child. It will make her appreciate you so much more.

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