Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A moment of fatherly mush

She has a disarming charm, a great smile and fabulous personality. She's having a hard time right now - and since she reads this blog sometimes, I have a message for her.

Your Dad loves you. No matter what happens in your life, good or bad, you'll always have a Father to lean on. I won't always say things you want to hear, but I'll always tell you the truth and I will always do what is best for you. I promise.

Someday you will look back and know how much you've meant to me. Things will look much different when you have age and wisdom. Right now, I probably mostly just seem like a mean guy. Right now, not everything makes sense to you. Someday it will. I promise.

There is nothing I wouldn't do for you, no place I wouldn't go. I give you my time and patience because you DESERVE it, and I owe it to you... but most importantly, because I want to. You have the ability to be whomever you wish, and do whatever you want. I will help you, I promise.

You will always be at the top of my list and the front of my heart. I'll prove to you how much I care. You have no idea what a powerful, positive and pretty person you are.

You ARE. I promise.

5 comments:

Weary Hag said...

What a touching tribute (and promise) to your lovely and pretty daughter. Awhile back I posted as to why I blog - so that one day my daughter would have a written account of my thoughts, my hopes, etc. Kids don't always get to the nitty gritty of what makes (or made) their parents tick. Someday that kind of information could be helpful, insightful and inspiring to them. Often times the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree. I wish I knew more about my own parents' private thoughts, wishes, dreams and fears.
This is perfectly worded and heartfelt. Thanks for sharing and best of luck to your daughter!

Kerouaced said...

Stop it you're going to make me teary eyed...

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Awwwwwww....

Nice looking daughter. Bet she's a real princess. You so lucky to have her.

Raehan said...

Hi. I just happened upon this site from Horsetail's link list and you made me cry. How very lovely. Having two daughters of my own makes it all the more moving.

Bernadette said...

I came on my high horse from Old Horsetail's, as well, after your comment regarding "women pregnant because of guilt". But, alas you seem very nice, so I'll try to overlook it!

We lived in St. Charles for 20 years before moving to Paradise.

Your daughter is beautiful and blessed!