For My Daughter Cultures and Education

  • View author's info Author posted on Apr 28, 2005 at 16:22


    HER

    and she came into this world,
    with a look of love and adoration
    you whispered in his ear,
    "Hold her."

    shaky beginnings and an unsteady
    stride as she took her first steps, with
    a look of love and adoration you
    whispered in his ear,
    "Steady her."

    colliding with poles and trees, a bike's
    new rider has begun her first lesson,
    and with a look of love and adoration
    you whispered in his ear,
    "Show her."

    when decisions had to be made and
    the unknown future hung over her adolescent years, with a look of love and adoration, you whispered in his ear,
    "Lead her."

    falling down hard, angry tears from
    careless mistakes, flailing last attempts,
    but with a look of love and adoration you whispered in his ear,
    "Teach her."

    grown with a strong back and caring
    heart, the distance between us increases
    as I turn to go my way, with complete
    love and adoration in your eyes you whisper in his ear,
    "Now just watch her."


    -Barbara Longori
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  • View author's info posted on Dec 20, 2005 at 20:37


    smile2005 write:

    spadoman write:
    Thank you all for sending good thoughts my way during this difficult time of the year.

    More hugs my friend...

    C...would you please tell John thank you!!!! send me his ema!l addy so that I could write him? He's offering up support on a very humiliating thread and I need him to know how much I thank him!!!!!!
  • View author's info posted on Dec 20, 2005 at 20:36


    spadoman write:
    Thank you all for sending good thoughts my way during this difficult time of the year.

    Spado, My heart aches for your loss! God's Blessings my friend to you and your family!!!
  • View author's info posted on Dec 20, 2005 at 13:24


    spadoman write:
    Thank you all for sending good thoughts my way during this difficult time of the year.

    More hugs my friend...
  • View author's info posted on Dec 20, 2005 at 12:22


    Thank you all for sending good thoughts my way during this difficult time of the year.
  • View author's info posted on Dec 14, 2005 at 14:07


    spadoman write:
    Three daughters graced our home. I love the song by Greg Brown entitled simply:
    "Daughters"

    I write lyrics, and I know they aren't as good as Greg Brown, but they mean a lot to me. I wrote this when my oldest daughter, Maggie, left this world in 1991. She was in an auto accident.
    I sing this to a slow blues progression


    When I was young
    I followed my dreams
    My friends thought I was crazy
    with some of my schemes

    But you stood by me baby
    through good and through bad
    Now our world is changin'
    the end is so sad



    Through 20 years of marriage
    the love did divide
    Twas a pearl named Maggie
    so sweet and sublime

    She awakened our spirit
    and of others around
    Made her mark on the world
    her love will live on

    Chorus:
    Maggie, please come back
    I knew you would, If you could
    (repeat)


    Life is a card game
    The luck of the draw
    It was comin' up aces
    but fate had a flaw

    there is no tomorrow
    there will be no dawn
    my world is ended
    Maggie is gone

    Chorus

    Thanks for letting me share that. I have never done so before. Now, my other two daughters are grown up and beautiful. The youngest is 28, the older is soon to be 30.
    I have 4 Grand Daughters and a Grandson

    Spadoman...thank you for sharing...what you wrote is beautiful...Hugs my friend...
  • View author's info posted on Dec 11, 2005 at 20:06


    Thank you Spado..
  • View author's info posted on Dec 10, 2005 at 15:58


    Three daughters graced our home. I love the song by Greg Brown entitled simply:
    "Daughters"

    I write lyrics, and I know they aren't as good as Greg Brown, but they mean a lot to me. I wrote this when my oldest daughter, Maggie, left this world in 1991. She was in an auto accident.
    I sing this to a slow blues progression


    When I was young
    I followed my dreams
    My friends thought I was crazy
    with some of my schemes

    But you stood by me baby
    through good and through bad
    Now our world is changin'
    the end is so sad



    Through 20 years of marriage
    the love did divide
    Twas a pearl named Maggie
    so sweet and sublime

    She awakened our spirit
    and of others around
    Made her mark on the world
    her love will live on

    Chorus:
    Maggie, please come back
    I knew you would, If you could
    (repeat)


    Life is a card game
    The luck of the draw
    It was comin' up aces
    but fate had a flaw

    there is no tomorrow
    there will be no dawn
    my world is ended
    Maggie is gone

    Chorus

    Thanks for letting me share that. I have never done so before. Now, my other two daughters are grown up and beautiful. The youngest is 28, the older is soon to be 30.
    I have 4 Grand Daughters and a Grandson
  • View author's info posted on Oct 21, 2005 at 13:57


    Wonderful Mel...and I'm glad I have a daughter to share your words with!
    Wonderful Mel...and I'm glad I have a daughter to share your words with!
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 at 12:14



    revolutionarypassion write:

    MSJACQUE write:

    THAT WAS JUST AWESOME,GOT ANY MORE?



    Yes, I do. I hope you all enjoy this.


    To My Daughter


    When you were just a baby,
    And I held you in my arms.

    I loved you more than life itself,
    And all your baby charms.

    When you were just a little girl,
    And you began to grow.

    Each day I watched and loved you more,
    Than you could ever know.

    When you went through your teenage years,
    And life became a test.

    I knew this little girl I loved,
    Would someday leave the nest.

    Now that you are a woman,
    And you have your family.

    You understand how very strong,
    A parent's love can be.

    THAT WAS GREAT,ARE THESE YOURS,IF SO THEY ARE GREAT
  • View author's info posted on May 30, 2005 at 00:00



    wingrider1 write:
    Now you have this big ole bear breaking out in tears



    Awww.....
  • View author's info posted on May 24, 2005 at 15:37


    REV: Thank you again for sharing these verses with everyone this most recent one is very much true and sometimes children don't understand until they are older and as your verse states in a family of there own. As they say a mothers job is never finished even when they are older.
    Thanks again! SMG111591/ deva/ sue
  • View author's info posted on May 24, 2005 at 10:47



    MSJACQUE write:

    THAT WAS JUST AWESOME,GOT ANY MORE?



    Yes, I do. I hope you all enjoy this.


    To My Daughter


    When you were just a baby,
    And I held you in my arms.

    I loved you more than life itself,
    And all your baby charms.

    When you were just a little girl,
    And you began to grow.

    Each day I watched and loved you more,
    Than you could ever know.

    When you went through your teenage years,
    And life became a test.

    I knew this little girl I loved,
    Would someday leave the nest.

    Now that you are a woman,
    And you have your family.

    You understand how very strong,
    A parent's love can be.
  • View author's info posted on May 24, 2005 at 07:37


    REV, Like wingrider1 said thanks for sharing that beautiful verse "HER"
    Let me also mention Our Daughter was brought to us for a reason I am not exactly sure why? but she is a miracle sent to us by GOD and I now have to be a stronger parent for HER. She is ALL I HAVE and doing it all Alone is VERY HARD but I will stay strong and be the Better Parent in the END! I Lost my Mom 30 years ago yesterday May 23,1975 I was only 16 and My Dad December 8,1982 and I was 23. I want to let you know that you sound like a very special person and I truly wish only the best for you. THE DEVA
  • View author's info posted on May 23, 2005 at 05:14



    revolutionarypassion write:
    HER

    and she came into this world,
    with a look of love and adoration
    you whispered in his ear,
    "Hold her."

    shaky beginnings and an unsteady
    stride as she took her first steps, with
    a look of love and adoration you
    whispered in his ear,
    "Steady her."

    colliding with poles and trees, a bike's
    new rider has begun her first lesson,
    and with a look of love and adoration
    you whispered in his ear,
    "Show her."

    when decisions had to be made and
    the unknown future hung over her adolescent years, with a look of love and adoration, you whispered in his ear,
    "Lead her."

    falling down hard, angry tears from
    careless mistakes, flailing last attempts,
    but with a look of love and adoration you whispered in his ear,
    "Teach her."

    grown with a strong back and caring
    heart, the distance between us increases
    as I turn to go my way, with complete
    love and adoration in your eyes you whisper in his ear,
    "Now just watch her."


    -Barbara Longori

    THAT WAS JUST AWESOME,GOT ANY MORE?
  • View author's info posted on May 07, 2005 at 09:18


    you know the old saying--a daughter is a daughter forever--a son is only a son until he finds his wife

    i can remember the 1st time i held my daughter and now how when she is hurting i wish i could fix it--can't but i know that she has the tools to handle most anything--even the things that can throw her for the temporary loop

    thnx rev it was a great poem
  • View author's info posted on May 05, 2005 at 15:50


    I'm glad everyone has enjoyed it.

    I know I have done my best while raising my daughter, and with her now almost 19, I found this to be perfect timing.

    She's about ready to go out on her own into the vast world, and I can only hope that I've done my best in raising her to be a strong, self-sufficient, considerate and well-adjusted young woman. Something we all want for our daughters.
  • View author's info posted on May 05, 2005 at 08:30


    rev.....that was really nice, and does explain what a daughter is 100%....nice one
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 13:56


    Rev..beautiful, ty.
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 04:24



    angelrider800 write:
    Rev...I'm going to borrow this for my daughter...thanks for sharing!

    Ride safely, always! :)


    Rev~ I have to follow Angelrider, I too want to share this with my daughter...That was awesome...Thanks!!
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