Alexandra Kuykendall's Artist's Daughter, The: A Memoir PDF

By Alexandra Kuykendall

ISBN-10: 0800722051

ISBN-13: 9780800722050

While Alexandra Kuykendall grew to become a mom it was once the start of a soul-searching trip that took her into her prior and made her query every thing she'd experienced--and loads of what she hadn't. the single daughter of a unmarried, world-traveling mom and an absent artist father, Alexandra stocks her detailed quest to respond to common questions: Am I cute? Am I enjoyed? Am I loving?

In brief, relocating episodes, Alexandra transports readers right into a existence that incorporated a youth in Europe, a religious conversion marked extra by way of questions than solutions, a courtship in the middle of a decision to be with bothered children, marriage and motherhood--and consistently, continually, the query of id. via her own trip, ladies will detect their very own route to knowing the form in their lives and a deeper feel of God's intimate presence inside it.

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I decided again the dress was a good choice for the occasion. I wanted to be more than beautiful. I wanted to be captivating to the man I was about to meet for the first time: my father. The cab ride was a splurge; my mother wanted to be on time, and we both wanted to look our best. The splurge allowed us to wear pretty, impractical shoes that wouldn’t have worked walking blocks from a subway station. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. What made my mom look him up in the phone book the day before?

And I never really would. My relationship with him would remain separate from her. Theirs was a thing of the past that my mother saw no reason to talk about. A week after our first meeting, my mother and I stepped into the cool, stone-tiled lobby of my father’s eight-story apartment building. The lobby was a modern contrast to the musty castles and dark cathedrals I’d spent the last year touring. We were greeted by a rotund doorman sitting on a stool behind the desk. Other than characters in books and movies, I didn’t know anyone who had a doorman and was instantly impressed.

I just wanted the night to go on like I expected, with hot chocolate, some pleasant ambiance, in a stylish hotel lobby. “Things are going to change now,” she said as she snuggled up to me. I nodded. I was afraid if I tried to speak, my tears would start. I was happy for the change so she wouldn’t be alone, but I knew our special twosome would never be the same. It was a bittersweet good-bye to our exclusive era, a girls’ life of adventure. At the same time, it was what I wanted. I knew more love would come out of it.

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