As I sat watching Ben interact with his daughter the other night, I was taken back to times with my own Dad when I was a little girl. I suddenly became inspired to write something outside of my normal comfort zone….
Despite his own fears, a real man will hold you while you cry. Even when he doesn’t know what is wrong, he will envelope you in his arms until things are better.
No matter the consequence, an honest man will tell you how you look without being cruel. Even though he sees you as beautiful no matter what, he knows how to make you feel beautiful outside and in.
Although he is miles apart, a dedicated man will find a way to still make you feel special. Be it a phone call, an email, or a letter, he will never fail to let you know he is thinking of you.
Even though he is the strongest one, a tough man will not go and destroy the person who hurt you, but feed you ice cream and hold you until your soul is soothed. No amount of violence cures a shattered heart.
While you cannot see him, a loving man sits there while you sleep and watches over you, silent tears run down his face with the deepest joy, fear, and love only a Daddy can know.
A Daddy’s love is like no other. No one else will ever take his place. Not one dance partner can carry you along with on his feet. No other love will ever come first. No one else can hold his heart like his little girl. Her eyes that melt the worst of days. Her hands that fit so small in his. Her laughter that brings the most joy. Her unconditional love she gives to him.
It is true what they say, a Daddy and daughter bond is the strongest most important relationship a girl will have. Daddies are one that cannot be replaced.