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Adolescence in my Daughter's Eyes

Updated on October 9, 2012

Adolescence

My Daughter's Poem

This poem, composed by my daughter Alex, made me realize how grown up she is now and her awareness of the things and changes which are happening to her as she enters her teenage years.

While it is true that more often than not, we wished for her to grow up fast when she was still small whenever she pushed our patience to the limit, we loved her just the way she was then. She gave us great joy and pure happiness with just one smile. Her trust, her dependence and her love showed me and my husband our role in this world.

And now that she is of adolescent stage, she is in for a ride of a lifetime. It will be a bumpy ride. But if I know my daughter, it will just be like a roller coaster ride in a theme park. The fear and confusion is there, but so is the excitement and thrill of going through it.The physical changes she is going through, the emotional ups and downs, the behavioral changes, I know she noticed them in herself. And it gives me great comfort to know that her being aware makes it easier for her to deal with them and to come to us for answers and moral support. Even if she is ready, she also accepts that this is the time when she needs more for us to watch over her, to hang in there with her. And I wouldn't miss it for the world.

I know I will miss the years.We both will, my daughter and I. But if I have to go through it all again, I wouldn't change a thing. I'd raise her they way I did before, help her build her self-esteem, and to grow along with her.


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      wittywanderer42 5 years ago from Laguna, Philippines

      Thanks much Ms. Gypsy Rose Lee!!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Wonderful poem Don't worry the best is still to come. I can tell you and you're daughter are going to become the best of friends. All part of growing up.

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      wittywanderer42 5 years ago from Laguna, Philippines

      Thank you Ma'am!!!

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Wonderful, beautiful, awesome! Keep coming back with some more! Welcome to Hubbing, love this poem.

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      wittywanderer42 5 years ago from Laguna, Philippines

      Thanks! I hope i can be as good as my daughter is when it comes to writing...

      Wittywanderer

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      wittywanderer42 5 years ago from Laguna, Philippines

      Thank you very much, I try to be. Now my daughter is writing a fiction and I'm hoping she finishes it. I'm crossing my fingers!

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      Amelia Griggs 5 years ago

      Very inspirational for mothers everywhere. :-)

      Welcome to Hubpages, you're off to a great start!

      Easylearningweb

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      PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      What a great mother you must be---and the poem was so beautiful---right from the heart. One's true feelings is what writing is all about, fiction or non-fiction, poems or articles.

      Have a wonderful autumn.

      Your Hub Friend,

      Bobbi Purvis