I spent some time with my daughter yesterday. I prefer to talk over the phone and keep my distance from the house. Her adult sister in law does a great job raising her and I keep out of day to day matters. Unfortunately, the little dog detected my presence dropping of birthday gifts and I spent some quality time with my daughter, grand daughter and the little dog. I miss them very much and am careful to not mention or discuss the Tranquil Sea. My daughter showed me some family photos and part of her yearns for those earlier times.
When I leave her it is always with a heavy heart. However, I am lucky her adult sister in law has done such a wonderful job raising her with my financial support.
I am fortunate to have such a good kid. I miss the family, but it is best to keep the visits short and infrequent.