Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Daddy makes it better

When I was younger, Strawberry Shortcake was my girl. She was the reason I got up in the morning. She and her “berry-licious” friends were just plain awesome.

Until one night.

I had a horrible dream. Strawberry Shortcake aliens were invading earth in their cupcake spaceships. It was serious stuff for a 10 year old and I remember being so scared. I ran to my parents room and jumped into the safety of my parents bed.

Mom was out of town but there was my dad. Warm. Safe. He didn’t laugh at my scary dream. He just let me cuddle into his arms and soon I was sound asleep.

Dad made it all better. He always did. When I was with my dad, the world couldn’t touch me. I was as beautiful as he thought and as important as he made me feel.

I love watching my little girl with her daddy. I love to watch her face light up when she sees him. If only for a moment, I am shuttled back in time, remembering my time with my daddy. I watch her eyes smile as she dances with her dad and I savor the memories of my daddy/daughter dances.

Today is my dad’s birthday. He was such a wonderful dad! Such a great example. And I feel so blessed that my little girl gets to have what I had with my daddy. So thankful that I could grow up with such a wonderful dad!

Happy Birthday Daddy! Miss you! Love you!

9 comments:

in time out said...

Nice rhetoric. Thanks for sharing with us. So beautifully written. ♥

queenbee4 said...

that was so great!

There's nothing like watching my 6 mo old look at her daddy- she literally melts into my arms when he smiles at her.

queenbee4 said...

that was so great!

There's nothing like watching my 6 mo old look at her daddy- she literally melts into my arms when he smiles at her.

Erin said...

That was so sweet! And I love the picture too.

threehappyhansens@yahoo.com said...

I was going to do a b-day tribute. I knew you'd have one up here though. I love it! I miss dad.

Jessica G. said...

Like I need one more reason to get all teary-eyed!

And when I see my husband having a good time with the kids, I fall in love with him all over again.

nikkicrumpet said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad. You are a very lucky girl! I wasn't always close with my dad growing up...but he has been the sweetest grandpa to my kids...so he made up for being distant as a father.

wenderful said...

Oh, that is so sweet. I miss my dad too. I'm so glad I was close to him. Dad's are the best!
Thanks for stopping by!

Kerry said...

What a beautiful expression of love for you dad.
btw, I am liking the new look of the blog.