Sunday, March 11, 2007

Don't Adjust Your Volume - or - We Control The Horizontal & the Vertical

A funny thing happened on the way to my blog! My wonderful daughter, knowing that STF was growing and would soon require an actual website presence, started setting an actual webite up! I was totally speechless.
Now, I shouldn't be, really. My daughter excells at all this computer-stuff and to me, is nothing short of a computer-goddess when it comes to assisting we lesser mortals when we screw up,, have problems with our computers. She is forever reminding me that I really didn't lose anything..."yes Mom, it IS still in your computer and not in Outer Space."
I truely admire my daughter. While we are too much alike at times, she leaves me standing in the dust when it comes to some things. This is one of them. And I can not say enough about how proud I am of her.
Mothers want their children to surpass themselves in life. We want better things for them. For them to have a better life. To give their children the tools to deal with situations in their lives and come out on top. I have always wished for my daughter to be better than I could ever hope to be. My wishes have been full-filled. I see myself in her sometimes, but mostly I see her as the young woman she has come to be in her own right. She's capable, caring, intelligent, out-going...well, I could go on for pages.

And yes, this is my daughter, Kelly, in her new office in New Zealand.

Thank you, Kelly...Thank you for this wonderful surprise and all the encouragement you've given me in this "sheepy" adventure. You don't know how much it means to me. And thank you for all the times you've had to walk me through something on the well as for all the times you've been very patient, explaining things to me...even for the 27th time.

(And I've already had a couple of people ask me what happened to the blog. But don't worry...they found the link.)

I just wish I were there to give you a big hug for doing this for know, New Zealand...where it's almost fall...and there's the sea and the seafood...and you and Kiwiman and the cats...and it's green...not to mention all the sheep! where'd I put that Passport? ;-)


Tina T-P said...

What a great legacy - wish I had one of those... :-) T.

Kathy L. said...

Yes, she turned out OK in spite of me. :)

Lauren said...

Can I come to NZ too?! I've always wanted to go there. I saw that Interweave or Vogue Knitting is hosting a tour to Australia and there. How I wish I could pony up the dough for that one!

In the meantime, maybe she could send some photos your way that you would graciously share with your blog readers?