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Old 08-04-2011, 11:56 AM   #23
Susan Dalton
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan
Location: Greensboro
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 345
Re: A Difficult Application

Marie Noelle Fequiere wrote: View Post
Chances are huge that she will do just that.
Accept your baby the way she is, wether she does Aikido or not. Aikido is a wonderful thing, but there are other wonderful things to do out there. As long as she find something beneficial to her that makes her happy, you should be happy to.
That's what she's teaching you right now.
And if you learn well, who knows, maybe one day, she might, I said might, come back to Aikido.
Let her find her own way, and be happy with that.
Yeah, she decided aikido wasn't for her when she was about 7. I've never been the competitive athlete she is/was--her nature is really different from mine, and it's wonderful (usually). Even my son who did aikido for eighteen years or so isn't doing it now. I can't orchestrate my children's lives any more than I could have allowed my mother to orchestrate mine. Though I do wish she were still alive so I could apologize for a thing or two that I now see from her point-of-view!
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