Fathers and Daughters

Kara over at CapeBuffalo started a Mother's Day collaboration and now has added a Father's Day collaboration and so I am crashing the party with my Father's Day post.

Fathers and daughters have a romance
That goes on for the rest of their lives,
Destined to ripen and age as they dance
Through the days of their husbands and wives.

Up near the surface their love is distinct,
Like a garden surveyed in the sun,
In which seedtime and full bloom are credibly linked
By a consciousness shared and hard won.

Deep down below,
where the world is a dream,
And the dream is a world of its own,
All manner of memories the moments redeem
In a place where one's never alone.
-Author Unknown

I am a Daddy's girl. Always have been and always will be. Grace had her Daddy wrapped around her little pinky finger from the moment she was born.

There is something so special about fathers and daughters. Before Hubby came into my life, Daddy was the only man to ever love me unconditionally. He taught me what to look for in a partner and what I wanted for my own children in a parent. My dad, while he didnt always agree with me, never left me to myself; he was always there to guide me, to celebrate my successes, and to pick up the pieces of myself when I failed. Even more amazing is seeing my daddy with my baby----pulls the heartstrings every time! He was and still is my hero.

I see the same thing happening with Hubby and Grace. Whenever he walks into a room, her face lights up. She hugs him tighter, kisses him more, and he loves her completely. When he was away in Europe, Grace talked about Daddy from the moment she woke up and it was always the last thing she said at bedtime. The look on her face when he got off the plane was priceless!
Hubby is a fantastic father. He protects, provides, plays, and most importantly, loves his family so deeply.

Isnt it amazing to watch your partner/husband/etc turn from the guy you used to go partying with on Friday night to the man who carries your sleepy child to her bed every night!? I fall in love with Hubby more and more every time I see the two of them together.

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there.

Hubby--I love you. Grace loves you. Thank you for all that you do for us. You are our hero.


Misfit Hausfrau said...

That was great!

Kristen said...

Very sweet post!

Kara said...

I'm not all that sentimental but this one got me.

Thank goddness for crahsers ;)

KatieJoeandGrace said...

Happy Father's day to your husband also!

Bri said...

What a man! You guys really are wonderful together and wonderful parents. Now just talk Hubs into sharing the wealth with Baby #2! Gracie is so blessed :)

Melissa said...

Yea for crashers! That was beautiful.

Granny said...

Just came over from Kara's site.

Happy Father's Day to all.

Nice post.


groovy mommy said...

nice post...

happy Father's Day to all fathers and their beloved girls...

J's Mommy said...

great post!