The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

July 15, 2010

The Beauty of Monica

This is my daughter Monica on her graduation from Grade 12.
Below is my son Evan. He graduated THIS year from the same high school. My daughter graduated a couple of years before him and is now taking nursing.

Below, Monica as a young child.

Below, roughly, the Monica of today.
She looks more like this now, has a BF, the whole bit. But she is lovely. She will always be my daughter, my little girl. The little girl that sometimes abhors my interference in her life.

Interference to ensure she will not be hurt. But she is NOT a piece of China.

She WILL be hurt and she MUST be hurt. Like every other Human Been. It's as long as she knows someone is trying to prevent her from EVER being hurt that matters most.

Above, that's her with two of her cousins; below, that's her with a cousin. Either way, and in many other ways, she has been loved and has learned to love others. And it is beautiful.


  1. Congratulations, Dad, on raising a fine young, beautiful person.

    Some lessons in life are best learned the hard way. But the most important lessons are the ones that remind us that the people who love you will be there for you through the good times and the rough times. They'll be with you because they love you.

  2. So right, ErosWings. I hope she learns that.

  3. My daughter Andrea is 23 and my son Theo is about to be 18 and just graduated from High School. I hear you. I try to do the same for them. I am currently helping my daugher, who just moved back home through a bad breakup and the beginnings of a new relationship...We just have to love them

  4. That's all you can do Annie...just always keep your arms open and let them know you are always there for them.

  5. She truly is a lovely soul. Nothing surprising about that - you're her father.

    I especially love that childhood photo of her in the blue dress. She has the loveliest smile.

    By the way, is Evan going on to college or university?


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