This weekend, my Daughter and I spend a day together, having a movie/brownie marathon. We each cuddled up under a Blanket and watched all Harry Potter movies and ate the brownies I baked.
So Sunday as she was off with her boyfriend shopping, I reflected for a little bit on me and her, on our trials and tribulations that we went through not too long ago.
See, me and her didn’t get along so well a couple of years ago. We were fighting non-stop. She hated me every single day and no matter what I did, or how supportive I was, it was never good enough for her. And it did not help that I had a Ex-husband that just fed on that and didn’t make things any easier.
There was even a time were I thought I should just give up trying and let her live with her Dad, then that would surely save me my time, energy, nerves and sanity. But I didn’t, I kept fighting and doing what every Mother does, I just kept loving her and stood my ground, until she realized that Mom wasn’t so bad after all and that her Dad..well that is another story in itself.
She has changed a lot, especially the last few months or since I had my Surgery. She did a lot of growing up. Next month she will be 16, and I am so happy that I stuck it out and kept loving her, no matter how tough it got, so I get the pleasure of having this remarkable, funny, smart young Lady in my Life.
So for any Parent out there, that right now is going through a rough time with their kids, hang in there, keep loving them and show them. Eventually it will stick and they will realize that. It may be a tough fight but in the long run it is worth it.