My Daughter is one of the strongest girls I know. She has been through a lot in her 10 years. She is one of the most caring, feisty, and good friend you could ask for. I have talked a lot about my son and the amount of energy he takes to raise. My daughter falls to the side at times and I thought I need to brag about her some.
Yesterday I had an audiology appt about 40 minutes away from home. The nice thing with vacation is my husband was home with Henry. So Greta and I road tripped to town. We had the best time!!! We talked school, friends, TaeKwonDo and much more. I told her stories of when I went to Jamaica on a mission trip. It was 21 years ago yesterday that I went there. Seems like yesterday I went it is so vivid but telling a 10 year old that is was that long ago made me feel a little old. She loved hearing the stories of when I was young and in high school.
Greta went with me to my appointment and I think she enjoyed it. I think she was amazed that my hearing aid could be hooked to a computer and programs changed and certain sound levels upped AGAIN, all on a computer and seeing everything graphed out on the screen. Who knows maybe we have a future Audiologist on my hands. She asked questions and was just so grown up. She amazes me everyday where did my little girl go.
We ended up doing a little shopping in town and then headed home. Just so nice to hear her ideas in life and her likes and dislikes. She talked about bullying in her school. She is so determined to give everyone a chance and a kid getting teased or left out just whips her up into a frenzy. I really won’t be surprised if one day I get called to the school for punching a kid. I don’t advocate this but if she is defending a kid who is getting picked on I can’t fault her.
My dear Greta has a big TaeKwonDo test coming up. Next week she is going for her 2nd degree POOM belt( Jr black belt). My heart couldn’t be prouder. Watching them train day after day at the gym and their determination fills me with hope for these kids and their futures. The amount of information, board breaking, numchucks, and lots of other material is mind boggling but these 3 girls that are going for the promotion KNOW IT. This picture is from almost 2 years ago when she earned her POOM belt in 2012.
Raising a daughter who is not spoiled on money, would give her jacket to a stranger if they look cold, and feels their job is to defend everyone makes me feel like maybe I am doing something right as a mom.
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You are doing something right for sure! Greta sounds a lot like my daughter Erika. Erika got her black belt at the age of 12 and worked very hard to obtain it. She trained 3 times a week for 4 years. I feel the discipline and training has helped her to be who she is today. She was and still is always sticking up for the underdog too! So happy that you were able to do one on one time with her as you already know they don’t happen too often and before you know it they will be all grown up and out in the real world. 🙂
Thank you Leslie. Time just passes so fast. You should be so proud of your daughter too. She is an amazing girl or should I say woman. Greta also has such a love for the Lord also. It just pulls at her heart to read her Bible and praise him with song. I hope all these traits continue in her life.
You are doing everything right!! Greta is a rare gem and you are so lucky to have her!! Bless you both!
What has been interesting to watch through the last 20 years of being TKD family, is how IT IS FAMILY. The kids who study TKD intently, tend to live as the tenets they must know. Tenets are just like the 10 commandments. Rules to live by. And they grow strong….in heart and mind.
Very well said. I love our TKD family