Prime Number Relationships

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Family

Prime numbers are numbers that can only be divided by themselves and 1.

I hope that my mother didn’t just click away from this page because she sure does hate math.

Moving right along…

Here are a few prime numbers (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, …).

For instance:

5 is a prime number.

1 x 5 = 5
9 is not a prime number.

      1 x 9 = 9

3 x 3 = 9

So 9 can be divided by 1, 3, 9 and therefore is not a prime number because prime numbers can only be divided by 1 and themselves.

In the chart below you will find the first one hundred prime numbers.

The yellow boxes highlight my daughter’s age (17) and my age (47) showing that we are thirty years apart. Both of our ages are prime.

Now the really interesting thing you will see started when Alyssa turned 7 years old. Every time her age was a prime number, so was mine. The only exception is when she turns 19. As indicated with the colored arrows, we progress up the prime number chart together.

prime number age comparison

Are you still with me Alyssa? I know you hate math too.

Stepping away from the numbers for a second, let’s just talk about the definition of the word “prime” which is “the chief or best individual or part.”

This is just more proof.

I can say that Alyssa gave me the best part of life by being my daughter.

My motherhood is possible because she was born.

We do progress through life together and not just in prime numbers. I’ve dedicated my time, talent, energy, money, and love to ensuring that Alyssa has learned the things she needs to become a woman with a beautiful soul. Our relationship is an integral part of my hopes and dreams in life.

Basically, this prime number example has been an extravagantly nerdy way of telling my daughter, Alyssa…

I love you.

My thankfulness to have you as my daughter is beyond all written or spoken words.

You will follow me through not only the prime number table, but life too. Learn from my mistakes and accomplishments to save yourself heartache and unhappiness. Hold on to the good things that I have taught you and develop the talents that only you possess.

You are not only special, but you are also enough.

To me, you are so much more than I ever dreamed.

You are truly the sunshine in my morning.


From that perfect April day when the Bluebonnets were blooming, up to today, and into the eternities, I will love you. When life gets rough and you don’t think you can take even one more second, remember and believe that life is short and trials are necessary to refine your soul.

You are never alone. I am only a second away and God is with you always.

Thankful to Share Life with you,

Forever and Always,

Your Mom

With a full heart,

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous September 17, 2010 at 12:25 am

I think she is more than I ever dreamed of. So are you and I am so grateful for both of you. I love you both, and I hope Alyssa will learn from both of us


2 Anonymous September 17, 2010 at 12:26 am

the red flowers are called Indian Paint, good name coming out of Texas


3 PJ September 17, 2010 at 12:49 am

Hey Gal! Beautiful Post! Alyssa is lucky to hav you for a mom. A lot of moms are not the type to show or tell their loved ones how they feel.

God Bless you All,
You, Alyssa and your mom (sweet comment from her by the way).



4 joshua September 17, 2010 at 2:28 am

I love your blog. There is so much to look at and read.I look forward to reading more. Will you look at mine. -Josh


5 Lori September 17, 2010 at 3:06 am

I am all teary-eyed. That was such a heartfelt note. The love a parent has for a child is unmatched by any other.


6 Mom of M&Ms September 17, 2010 at 11:32 am

words that could only come from a Mother's heart. (and a person who likes math). Great post


7 Mary Bennett September 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I'm glad that I kept reading, I hate math, so I almost didn't.

thanks for visiting my blog!


8 gibknitty September 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

what a sweet post 🙂 i love it!


9 jan September 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm

oh my gosh, what a beautiful post and beautiful reply from your mom. I lost my mom 5 years ago and the love between all of you brought tears to my eyes. sammiejanL40 at aol dot com


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