By Cara Van Dijk
(September 23, 2022)
Although I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby girl 18 years ago, we have never celebrated National Daughters Day. However, this September, when I received a reminder about National Daughters Day from the National Charity League, I marked Sept. 25 on my calendar. Now that my daughter has moved to college, I’m on the lookout for reasons to connect with her. Yes! I have a college freshman. It’s something that I never thought about “having,” like a woman thinks about “having a baby!” It just happens. One day, I was cradling a newborn with soft skin, chubby cheeks and the biggest blue eyes… and within what felt like a blink, I was helping her find the best shower caddy and wondering if I should have included cough medicine in the first aid kit I packed.