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"My daughter" somehow doesn't feel right.

by thesagittarian12 on October 26, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

It's something I continue to wrestle with. From what I've been told, we are more the same pea than peas in the same pod. We certainly LOOK alike. So why is it that I have so much trouble referring to her as "my daughter"? Is it because, despite the fact that our genetic connection is a given, we have zero personal history. I may be her REAL Dad, but the only guy she has probably ever called "Dad" is dead. I'm hoping that, one day, referring to her as "my daughter" won't feel strange or inappropriate, but as natural as breathing.


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