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The Sweetest Daughter Ever

Updated on April 19, 2018
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Ruth, aka Elayne Kongaika, was raised in the orchard town of Orem, Utah. She married a Polynesian boy and has had amazing travel experiences

I am a very fortunate mother. I say that because I have been blessed with a very loving and caring daughter. Many people want a son as their first child, but I believe it is better to have a daughter first. This is a tribute to loving and caring daughters everywhere, but especially my own. You can see her in my avatar, which was taken when she was less than a year old. We were then living in the South Pacific Island of Tonga.


My daughter was born after a very long hard labor, but when I first saw her cute little face, all of the pain and misery left. She actually was a honeymoon baby, born nine months and two days after we were married.

Over the years, we have become best of friends, and at times I feel that she is more of the parent than I am. I had a very troubled childhood and tumultuous teenage years. Perhaps my daughter learned from my mistakes, but she has never been any trouble and has always been there to cheer me up.

I am eternally grateful that the Lord saw fit to bless me with such a beautiful and thoughtful daughter. I see the trouble other daughters cause in their family, including myself, and know the Lord was watching out for me when he sent this special spirit to our family.

The saddest day I remember is when my daughter left me to go to university. It took me a long time to get over and her absence was literally painful. But, I knew she had to find her own path and future. Her caring nature carried over into a career. She chose to be a nurse, and I have heard from several of her patients who remark about her loving character.

My daughter and her husband have been blessed with their own little daughter, who is also a sweet and devoted child that bring all of us many smiles and much joy.

Daughter, I love you so much, more than I ever thought I could love another human being. I would lay down my life for you. I am so happy to call you my daughter and hopeful for the mother that I am becoming through you and with you.

For always and forever, you are the biggest part of my heart.

My daughter’s new daughter
How precious and sweet
Beautifully perfect
From her head to her feet

Ten tiny fingers
And ten tiny toes
All dressed up in lace
With a cute button nose

I look at her face
And I see her bright smile
I have to admit
Takes me back quite awhile

I remember the day
Brought my own daughter home
More precious than anything
I’d ever known


Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.
~ Margaret E. Sangster

A daughter is beauty at its finest.
Heart of an angel, soul so pure, and sweet.
Daughters are one of God's most precious gifts that he has bestowed upon the world.
Angels in Heaven do not compare to thine beauty, and grace my ever so beautiful, and lovely daughter.
Seeing you at birth brought more joy to me
than all the money in the world could ever do.
You are morning, bright, and shining,
you are noon, you reside at the highest point in my heart,
you are the dew kissed night.
You are my daughter, heart, and soul.

My children circa 1983.
My children circa 1983.

I love the song by John Mayer, "Daughters".


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  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    22 months ago from Rocky Mountains

    @Christiana Junkere Urie

    Thank you so much for your comment. She still is the light of my life.

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    Christiana Junkere Urie 

    22 months ago from United Kingdom

    So sweet I loved it.

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    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Glad you like it Yoridale. I appreciate your comments.

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    9 years ago

    I love this hub! Wonderful tribute!

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks so much talitz2550. I appreciate that. Wishing you all the best with you and your daughter.

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    9 years ago from Thailand

    I really love this blog Elayne. I have an only daughter and she's my treasure. Looking forward for her to have her own daughter too but too early to say it now. I dedicate this song to you.. one of my faves... "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride..

    (I have commented previously but couldnt see it)

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I appreciate your positive comments, Dim. Happy to know you. Aloha!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    9 years ago from Great Britain

    This was beautiful and in so many parts describes my own daughter.

    My heart hurts for her since she had 4 miscarriages, yet would make such a wonderfl mum.

    She is a treasure to me as you have described your daughter.

    Thank you for this beautiful hub.

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    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you leann2800 for your comments. It is a consolation knowing there are others experiencing, like yourself, who are putting on a brave face and getting on with life.

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    9 years ago

    Your tribute to your daughter is beautiful and so his her comment back. I'm happy for the both of you.

    My son is also college age and I feel the empty nest pain with you.Its hard to let him go but I wouldn't hold him back for naything in the world.

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    9 years ago

    Very beautiful and inspiring hub.Well done

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I appreciate your comments travel_man1971. Glad that you enjoyed it. Aloha!

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    Ireno Alcala 

    9 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

    What a lovely tribute to your daughter! Proper nurturing and good parenting will spawn productive and responsible grown-ups.

    Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing this hub, Ms. Elayne!

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you all for your lovely comments. I miss my daughter because she lived far away, and so I wanted to make this tribute to her. Glad that so many enjoyed it. It is truly how I feel about my daughter.

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    Sharon Smith 

    9 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

    So beautiful and heart-felt! What a wonderful tribute Elayne!!!

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    9 years ago

    I remember too the joy she brought to our family and it seems that joy returns every time we think of her that is quite often. Remember when we looked through the name book to choose a name for her. Liana means a bond and she has been the bonding agent in our little family. Happy birthday dear daughter.

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    Annette Donaldson 

    9 years ago from Northern Ireland

    Beautiful tribute to your daughter. I only have a son, but I wouldn't swop him for the world. He too was a honeymoon baby, made from love.

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    9 years ago

    THE BEST SISTER EVER!! Love you Liana!

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    9 years ago

    I am speechless! I love you too mom! I am blessed to have you in my life and know that I am who I am because of you. Thank you for all your love, encouragement and support. I will love you always!

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    9 years ago from San Francisco

    This is a very beautiful tribute to your daughter and daughters everywhere. Nice!


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