There is absolutely nothing like a father’s love. A good daddy makes you feel heard. They hang on your every word. They build you up, encourage you, wipe your tears, and hold your hand. They teach you how to throw a mean punch and a football.
They really listen. They know that if they want you to tell them the big things one day, they’ll listen now. Because right now? Everything is a big thing. They clean up boo boos and sit at the kitchen table for hours working on math problems. They make time for you and you always know they love you more than words can say.
And the really excellent daddies even keep this up when their daughters are 37. They give really good hugs and whisper “I’m so proud of you” in their daughters ears. They send out-of-the-blue emails saying things like
I am so proud of you. You are the best of wives and mothers and don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise.
And these emails will make their daughter cry because every girl needs to hear those four little words.
So blessed to be surrounded by good daddies. The best daddies. It’s a rare gift.