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Settling In

Settling In

Settling In

Gigantic Fish

Gigantic Fish

Canadian Geese and Children

Canadian Geese and Children

I had an opportunity to visit my daughter down in the southeastern part of Oklahoma yesterday. It was sure good to see her.  What a great time we had!  We were able to go to a local pond and do some fishing.  She has been married now for about two months and we are all trying to get used to the idea of her being married.

She is our only one and now lives over a hundred miles from us. When she was younger her grandmother in Michigan had a good-sized pond on some property where we used to go fishing all the time.  We would generally have a contest and make an official award at the end of the fishing season for whoever caught the biggest fish of the season. More often than not, she would be the one who was declared the winner.

We did not do too good to start the year off with as you can tell from the photo. Isn’t that a huge fish?  It took the both of us to drag it to shore!  We did catch four fish in a short amount of time, and then went off to a local restaurant for a nice lunch and some quality daddy daughter time together.  We used to get together once a week for dinner to talk about life and how things were going when she got older so it was kind of nice to get to do that again.

Things are kind of different now that she got married and I guess it will take us all a while to kind of settle in to the new way of life.  Her Italian mama is having a little rougher time than me I believe and trying to get used to her not living nearby, but I know things will get better for us all.  It just takes some getting used to.

It was a beautiful day as far as the weather and after the ducks stopped bothering us for something to eat.  The best part was just getting to be with my daughter again.  It felt different though between us in a new kind of way. I know things can never be the same way they used to be between us and I don’t really think they are supposed to be.  I think it’s all just a part of settling in for all of us!

 


8 Comments

  1. milliethom says:

    As you so aptly say, Tony, it’s all part of the settling in. It is hard to adjust to our children moving away and having a new life with their chosen partners. It feels too much like loss to be easy to accept, no matter how thrilled we are that they are happy. Like most of these situations, It’s just a question of time. I’m so glad you all had a lovely time together. 🙂

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  2. Thanks Millie! Yes it was a very nice day together.

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  3. tabitha59reachingout says:

    I’m glad you had some quality time with your daughter. It is very special to have had such a father daughter relationship. I am so happy for you both. Good for you for taking some time out to reach out to her again. God bless you all. 🙂

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  4. Rookienotes says:

    This sort of made me sad

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  5. Yes it is kind of hard to adjust to, but I know we will get there….

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  6. lvsrao says:

    Glad you had some quality time spent with your daughter. As you said it is all settling in.
    Time justifies every thing. Life runs and settles all. Love life and have spending good time now and then.
    May your daughter be Blessed to have such a Daddy who understands so much.

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