Monday, March 06, 2017

DISCOVERING MY DAUGHTER

SHE'S 25 YEARS OLD AND I'M SEEING HER FOR THE FIRST TIME.
HOW DO I FEEL? Here's how our first moments together went. (for the benefit of you, my readers, I almost always carry a camera with me) SO HOW DO I FEEL?


Absolutely wonderful.  I love her at first sight. She sits on my couch and smiles for the first time at her biological father. We've been chatting for weeks and are quite comfortable with each other.  She's hungry.  I tell her I can make pancakes in less than 3 minutes.  She doesn't believe me---looks at my clock and says "go".
She is amazed-- records my speedy kitchen shuffle on her cell phone.

DONE!!---in 2 minutes and 20 seconds. I think I've impressed her-- and I record the moment of triumph for you.

We spend the whole day together: A trip to Ft Bliss Museum--

Shopping at the PX.
Sunday, I took her to a Unitarian church. (We arrived early)

On another day she and her husband James took me to a hocky game.
My first!  Jeez--what a rush--what a clash of wills--saw a player knocked out cold--they hauled him off the ice and continued with a replacement..  


On another day, her mother Judith arrives--still lovely.  It's been 25 years--of course we have much to discuss.
Here she was then--a quintesential Mexican beauty.
Dont be judgy of me--You couldn't have resisted her either.  Of course I was swept away--like the cowboy in Marty Robbins song "EL PASO".

They all came to see me in my American Legion campsite.

Bringing photos showing me what I missed.






RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES:  I BEGAN TO CRY--HALF REGRET AT WHAT I MISSED,  HALF JOY THAT I HAVE A SECOND CHANCE to participate in her life.
In a private moment I said to her mother: Can you forgive me? She said "of course!   You didn't know!  Let's move forward!"  HOW VERY KIND---I promised to be the best Johnny-come-lately father in the world.
















12 comments:

Gloria Brooks said...

I weep for joy with you Randy! What a story! She's just beautiful! I see you in her face! What a beautiful reunion!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I found myself tearing up at your story.

It's great you have a second chance... er... sounds more like a first chance.

Mitchell

Linda Duncan said...

She's lovely Randy. Both of them are. She looks like her mother. I'm so happy for you both, and I wish you many more happy memories shared together. Linda

Laurie said...

Randy I am so delighted for you! Your reunion with your daughter confirms what I've known all along that you truly are an 'Ambassador of Love'!

Terri Reed said...

Bravo!! you all are wonderful folks!

Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog said...

I have three daughters and can't picture life without them.
For you, the best is yet too come.
Enjoy.
Ed

Rob said...

Having a child is a great thing. Congratulations!

Nancy1340 said...

They're both lovely. Congratulations.

Stuart said...

Congratulations!

bayrider said...

Wow, everybody is beautiful and yes, a strong resemblance! This is really great and I feel like I'm sharing in the joy!

Anonymous said...

"Love at first sight!" If kids knew how beautiful they are to parents just naturally, with a non-reconstructed face as Marlon Brando called it, we'd all be happier. And that's what happened.
Bushman

squire said...

GOOD for you Randy