Well, for the 1st 10 years of my relationship with my daughter (adopted at age 7) I thought I was doing a pretty good job. I encouraged her, went to bat for her and tried to spend quality time with her every chance I got. When her Mother and I split when she was 17 I hoped she would understand, but tha backlash was tough – our relationship suffered for a few years. It’s starting to get better now.
After graduating from college she has entered the US Navy and is currently in basic training in Chicago. After training she will be in Monterrey, CA for training.
She also has a relationship with a great guy that I didnt quite understand at first but have gotten to appreciate over the past year or so.
My daughter is an amazing woman and I hope that I can live up to being the type of father I have always hoped I was.