Tuesday, September 19, 2006

DNA

Today while in my continuing quest for more knowledge I learned that a daughter actually has more of her mother's DNA than her father. When I heard this, I thought: "Oh, cool, I have more of Helen in me than Gordon." However, I have always felt like I looked and acted more like my father than my mother...Is that because I spent 27 years with him and only 10 with her? Whatever the thought, it gives me a little warm fuzzy today to think that I am a squeak bit more like my mother.

4 comments:

haasenfoose said...

You certainly look like your mom. You have the same eyes. So does Heather.

Diary of a motherless daughter said...

Thank you, a wonderful compliment!

TL said...

I am for sure much more like my Mother than my Father. But, I find, there are two things I do that are most definitely traits from Dad: my goofballiness and my sensitivity.

I find I odd that I got those from Dad. I never saw my Mom cry but for one time, which when I put the timeline of her death together - was probably just a few months after she found out she had AIDS...

Anonymous said...

Tears for the little girl in the photo and for you today. My mother also died 27 years ago, and not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about her and missed her. I'd give up everything for one more moment with her.