Father Daughter Moment

From the annuals of fatherhood comes this heart warming tale.

After a long day with the family, I carried a tired and crying princess upstairs. We sat down together her balling, me ready to do the same. As we sat there I realized that we had something to talk about.

Me: I’m sorry, I got mad at you today.
Her: (instantly stops crying)
Me: Do you forgive me?
Her: (nods)
Me: I got frustrated and didn’t handle that in the right way. I’m sorry. But you need to understand that God tells you to listen and obey your mommy and daddy. (more nodding) And God tells us that we need to teach you the right way to live. (more nodding) So together we both need to listen to God. And I’m sorry that today I didn’t set the right example for you.

After that I started to pray and she asked for her crib, going to sleep without a whimper. Just a beautiful moment. ( a spoil from the day’s battle 🙂 )

Why daughters need daddies

I love this.

From Why A Daughter Needs A Dad: 100 Reasons by Gregory E. Lang

1. to show her that true love is unconditional
2. to teach her that her value as a person is more than the way she looks
3. to teach her that family is more important than work
4. to show her that a man can be trustworthy
5. to be the safe spot she can always turn to
6. to teach her that a man’s strength is not the force of his hands or his voice, but the kindness of his heart
7. to be the standard against which she will judge all men
8. to help her take risks that will build her confidence
9. to hold her when she cries
10. to teach her she is important by stopping what he is doing to watch her

via Resurgence