I have two girls - Noelle and Kaili. Noelle is my step-daughter, Kaili is her 1/2 sister. A friend of mine was hanging out with our family on July4th and made a comment on my relationship with Noelle. She said it was the sweetest thing she had seen... the interaction between us two. I paused and thought about this for a second. My relationship with Noelle is as natural as can be - I love her and would go to the ends of the earth to protect her.... I consider her my daughter. I don't get to see her as often as I'd like... as she has told her father and me "she has a life" :) So at the moment, her friends are her priority. But when she's with us.... life is good.