Inspirational thoughts and random writings from the alumni and friends of Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Apples to Oranges

By Marie Tschopp

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward”. (Psalm 127:3 ESV)

They say an apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Mine landed in a different orchard. 

She has gray eyes.  Mine are brown.

She likes hip-hip.  I like soft rock.

Her favorite female author is Jane Austin.  Mine is Erma Bombeck.

She is a messy.  I’m a neatie.

She’s a night owl.  I’m an early bird. 

She likes to study with the radio on.   I like it quiet. 

She has her grandmother’s hourglass figure.  I have her grandpa’s—from the waist up.

She graduated from an Ivy League school.  I graduated from community college. 

She presented her Masters’ thesis at Trinity College in Dublin.  I present at Christmas and birthdays. 

She runs half-marathons.  I run errands. 

She has her dad’s disposition.  I don’t, but I adore her dad. 

And I adore her, too. 

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  1. Ha! Both apples and oranges are nutritious, both delicious, both pleasing to the eye and the palate.

    Vive la difference! Good post, Marie!

    1. Your analogy between apples and oranges is excellent. I like it. It reminds me that the world is made up of all kinds of people.

  2. Marie, I love this! Your love for your daughter oozes through as you discuss your differences. Beautiful post.

    1. Thank you so much, Lori. I do love that child! :)