It was our Daughter’s 22nd Birthday yesterday. I can’t believe she has grown up that fast.
It was a cold, wet and windy day, winter is certainly here now😦 Today is no better, it feels like snow in the air and is raining non stop since we woke up this morning.
Colin and I brought our girl a pretty duvet cover for her bed, it came over from the UK after she picked it online. It is baby blue in colour, it has a vintage floral pattern on it. We also gave her a dress ring with a large pink stone. I also made her a sterling silver ring at my night class I recently finished. It is a plain – ish band with texture on it. I hit it after soldering the join up with a special hammer to give it a distressed appearance. The young girl likes both rings a lot. She also got a few other bits and pieces and also a Gluten Free Icecream Cake that she has wanted for years. They are normally made for young children…:)
I’m not allowed to mention our Daughter’s name on my blog as it is an unique name and she does not want to be recognized. I respect her wishes.
I love our Daughter so much, we only have one child, I wouldn’t change anything at all about that as it was our wish to have one. It is a shame that society puts a lot of pressure on people to have at least two children and a lot of people automatically think an only child is a spoilt child….that is not true.
My Sister-in-law never wanted children at all, she likes other people’s children but is not maternal. Society doesn’t accept that either, some narrow minded people think they are selfish people by being childless.
My opinion is that you should only have children if you really want them, do what you want in anything you do in your life, not what others tell you to do.
Our Daughter is a kind, caring, shy, honest girl. She works hard in her job as a Caregiver and only gets a low wage. She has a lot of time for the people she cares for, some are elderly, some have disabilities or illness’s, some are stroke and cancer victims. Some of her clients have mental health issues or are blind. She often goes out of her way to help them and they obviously enjoy her company while helping them with day to day things.
I am sure the love she has for animals too shows her caring nature. She loves to rescue animals, especially her two dogs and our three cats, two of them belonged to family members unable to take care of them.
Yes, sometimes we argue, sometimes she dislikes me and sometimes we don’t talk much, we are not always on the same page …so to speak. She always says that she will look after her Dad and I when we get old…ha ha…I don’t want her to wipe my bum, but that is nice to know.
Our Daughter has had to go through a lot these last ten or so years, she didn’t enjoy High School. She has had to deal with both parents having illness’s and life threatening illness’s, operations and long hospital stays. She has watched all of her Grandparents dying of cancer and diabetes. I guess this has made her have such an empathy for the underdog and those in need whether that is people or animals. She, like us hates neglect and cruelty to animals and people.
She has recently become a vegetarian as she loves animals so much and doesn’t want to eat them. We have to be careful in what she eats to make sure she gets her nutrients as she has Coeliac Disease like me and all of our other family members.
I so wish that she has lots and lots of happy times ahead of her and that she fulfills her dreams as she deserves so much. She would one day make a great Mother herself and wife.
I am very proud of our Daughter. She is #1
The photo below is of our Border Collie – Deefa that was put to sleep a couple of years ago. He swallowed a piece of fencing wire that was unable to be retrieved from near his lungs during an operation. He was such a lovely natured dog. This photo of him was sent into to the Dunedin Museum last year to go up on a photo board/exhibiton of Cats and Dogs. His photo was chosen to be part of the display.