Dad's tips for adding life to a daughter's years
"My dad lives several states away, and has climbed pretty high up his career ladder and travels often. But he always calls on Sunday nights to talk to me - we have discussed everything from diapers to Democrats over the years. I am married with 3 kids of my own, and I treasure each week we get to talk. We may both have aged a bit, but he is just as intentional about showing his love as he was in my childhood."
"My dad became a single father of 2 when I was 6 years old when my mom decided to leave us. After the divorce, custody battle and thirty-three years later, my dad has never said anything negative about my mom to me or my brother. He would share with us all the happy memories of her from when they met and of us in our early childhood. One of the many reasons why I love him so! One of my favorite memories is my dad learning to brush my hair and making “perfect” pig tails and pony tails in the morning before I went to school. :)"
"My father and me going squirrel hunting—which actually consisted of us sitting in the woods together on a log, me talking his ear off. He never shot a single squirrel. :-)"
"In third grade we had Dads Day where dads would come hang out for the day and play games. That was a year before my step dad (I call him dad anyway) married my mom. As a third grader, I thought he was the tallest man in the world, he would lift me high on his shoulders and parade me around to the activities. It was a day I’ll never forget. Then two years ago, he and my family dropped me off at my freshman dorm. He wasn’t the happiest camper that day, and a few days later he called to tell me sorry, and that he wasn’t too sure how to handle it. He also told me that he got to be reminded of and relive the beauty of Dads Day because he had a dream that I was back in third grade riding high on his shoulders."
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