My daughter is dating an older man

26-Sep-2019 00:02

Months before the celebration of Mother and Daddy’s 40th wedding, my sister Pamela dreamed of a quilt to honor Daddy and Mother and to express thanks for the years God had given them together. --syrup, butter, 'n bread Daddy was in the Navy and on the other side of the world when I was born. This would be at my parent's place, which included their house and hers, the lake, and woods.

Pamela recruited squares from each of the sisters and sisters-in-law. In those pre-email days, the quick way to send a message was by telegram, at a per-word rate. Much closer to the date, Mother learned of the plans. Christa's square remembers that, no matter what was happening among the adults, we children loved to visit Grandmother and take turns spending the night.

Daddy and Mother had 46 years together before Daddy died in 1992. But she says that through it all, their words and hearts said, "God is good" . Uncle Eli was not well and didn't live long, but Uncle Claude was a beloved fixture for a lot of years.

Their 40th anniversary was only their 2nd anniversary with no children living at home. Family lore remembers Grandmother Henry making plans with her daughters for a reunion.

Time creates wisdom – but it also creates responsibilities and complications – mortgage, kids, career, etc.

All of this makes dating more and more complex as we get older. Still, most of them fail miserably, for the exact same reasons that I think Penelope is suggesting.

Parents who disagreed about making a baby, parents who were complacent about the process, and parents who never had the chance to plan (the so-called "oops" pregnancy) were much more likely to struggle post-birth.

The reunion was a success, and 1986 became the year that our generation--the grandchildren of Walter Raleigh and Annie Lou Henry--inherited the mantle of reunion planning, and the Henry family reunion became an annual event. I heard that Daddy's immediate response was, "Thank you, Lord." One of my sisters says that for weeks afterward, Daddy would go out into the woods and lean against a tree and weep. Soon after she settled in, two of her brothers came too--Uncle Eli and Uncle Claude.

This may seem a little extreme, but our ethos is, …if I can make the effort, then so can you…

Virgo men will initiate the majority of the conversation if there are awkward silences, but we’ll gladly ask your opinion on things and give you the opportunity to have your say. Do not overtake the entire evening with vacuous conversations such as who is now dating Kim Kardashian, or if we knew Cameron Diaz had really bad skin.

If so, then the following is my gift to you on how to make the best of your date with a Virgo. So if you hadn’t done already, I suggest you take a quick look at the day’s news in case he asks you what you thought of the crisis in the Middle East – Seriously!

I once ended a relationship with a girl because she’d never heard of the hospital superbug bacteria, MRSA.

The reunion was a success, and 1986 became the year that our generation--the grandchildren of Walter Raleigh and Annie Lou Henry--inherited the mantle of reunion planning, and the Henry family reunion became an annual event. I heard that Daddy's immediate response was, "Thank you, Lord." One of my sisters says that for weeks afterward, Daddy would go out into the woods and lean against a tree and weep. Soon after she settled in, two of her brothers came too--Uncle Eli and Uncle Claude.This may seem a little extreme, but our ethos is, …if I can make the effort, then so can you…Virgo men will initiate the majority of the conversation if there are awkward silences, but we’ll gladly ask your opinion on things and give you the opportunity to have your say. Do not overtake the entire evening with vacuous conversations such as who is now dating Kim Kardashian, or if we knew Cameron Diaz had really bad skin.If so, then the following is my gift to you on how to make the best of your date with a Virgo. So if you hadn’t done already, I suggest you take a quick look at the day’s news in case he asks you what you thought of the crisis in the Middle East – Seriously!I once ended a relationship with a girl because she’d never heard of the hospital superbug bacteria, MRSA.But let’s not pretend that we, as a culture, don’t worship at the altar of youth. He’s got the job and the home and the car, and been divorced with a kid already.