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I've created a monster.... more or less

Ok she isn't exactly a monster, she is my daughter.  Having survived those formative years of her growing up, I now lerk in the background on her facebook page. Yes I lerk, how else am I suppose to know what she is up to. We have different schedules. I'm mornings, she's nights. Sometimes it's the only time we communicate. My daughter has been in college for the past few years for nursing program. Currently she is a CNA and works at the local hospital.  She loves her job on most days and has a hard time dealing with the elderly people or people who are at that point where they give up on living.  Recently she was working on her floor in the rehab and  a patient went into cardic arrest.  She was working with a new nurse (Just out of school). The nurse paniced and didn't know what to do.  My child performed CPR until  other help arrived.  I guess all those years of having her take Ice Skating lessons and competitions ingrained something in her that drives her to do more and do it the best that you can.  So back to the lerking, I read on her facebook last night that she has signed up for the Red Cross.  She would according to her work locally but I'm sure at some point she will call and tell me she is off to some corner of the world to help someone in need.  None of this is what I ever imagined her doing. Until the boys came along in High School, I figured she would go on to figure skating competitions that you see on TV. I'm not quite sure what to think of this new turn but if its what she wants to do, I do support her.

So having unloaded that burden here I am going to try and work on my next quilt until my order for material arrives for the backing on my quilt. 

Hoping everyone has a great day.

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Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on March 16, 2011 at 7:56pm

Kathy:  What a wonderful young lady to want to help others.  We need more like her.  You should be very proud of her and her work ethic...she learned it from you.    

Comment by Terry F on March 16, 2011 at 1:48pm
You can be very proud of your daughter.  I'm sure that a lot of good parenting helped to make her what she is.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 15, 2011 at 6:56pm
It sounds great - just think of all the lives she can touch and help.  I'm sure you are really proud of her, even if a bit worried.... but that comes with being a Mom.
Comment by Marnie/NH on March 15, 2011 at 6:11pm

 Try not to worry mom. One day at a time. She is local Red Cross now. Take the next step when it comes if it does. 

 When my daughter started her job, she traveled all over the states.  I was glad she was good about calling when she arrived at the next motel and was settled in for the night.  I always worried about my small town daughter traveling to the big cities.  Then I come to find out the others traveling with her asked her to drive their rental car in the city.  She is the calm driver in traffic.  lol  You just never know how much they learned when we were teaching them. 

Comment by Pam/NY on March 15, 2011 at 1:43pm
As long as they have invited you to lerk...why not! Lol
Comment by Kathy/WA on March 15, 2011 at 1:21pm
HI Pam, lerking is fun and she knows that I read up on her posts.  My daughter and I have a great relationship as long as she doesn't lie to me.  And trust me, that girl has told me things that I never wanted to know about.  These days half my entertainment comes from reading her posts.  I don't generally post anything on her pages like some of the embarssing things some parents have done that you hear about.  Mostly just a joke or two. Ok today I did put out and APB for her and my car as hers was broke down again.  Her car is fixed and I'd like mine back.
Comment by Lori/MD on March 15, 2011 at 12:56pm
I'm a facebook lurker as well.  My eldest has been to many out of the way places herself, to teach and I'm so proud of her.  She's been in Cambodia, Guatamala and most recently India.  She just got accepted into a Masters Program, so I know she's US bound for the next 4 years.
Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 15, 2011 at 12:23pm

She sounds like a wonderful daughter!  Those qualities of caring and and helping others in need is to be celebrated and encouraged.  I know as a mom it is hard to see our kids spreading their wings and taking flight, but it sounds like she is a person who knows her own mind and is confident enough to follow through.  The skating training and regimen probably taught her that things worth doing well don't come easy, but are worth it in the long run. 

PS:  I'm a lurker on my daughter's FB page as well.  She's the one who gave me her password so I could do it!  :0)  I'm grateful she has nothing to hide. 

Comment by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on March 15, 2011 at 11:20am
With a great mom like you, no wonder she has chosen the field she has!  Congrats on raising a wonderful person, who lives to help others live!  Nicely done!
Comment by Pam/NY on March 15, 2011 at 9:10am
The reason people go into medicine is because they want to help....it doesn't surprise me she wants to have that experience. When I first graduated from nursing a bunch of us nurses did a similar thing! I'm sure you are very proud of her! Mom, don't lerk...

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