Look, blogs aren’t the most popular things to read out in the Internet, well, at least mine isn’t. But there are SO MANY of them, which means there are so many people slaving away in front of a computer screen; and for what? For a few visitors every once in a while that drop by. Often to promote their own blog.
But then, you receive that email/note/tweet that makes it all worth it. Here’s the one I got from Kristi (notice it’s not a dad):
I was just lead to your blog by my husband. We have two daughters, 6 and 2, and are expecting our third little girl in September.
I grew up in a house with two younger sisters do I’m familiar with the dynamics of an all-girl household, plus my Dad.
Growing up, I was always seeking my dads approval. Whether it be test scores, track races or wearing a pretty dress. He never really acknowledged these things. In fact, he often joked about those subjects, never ever really telling us how proud he was of us. My sisters and I grew up and are still quite insecure women and I attribute this somewhat to my dads inability to show his love and/or praise.
Raising two (soon to be three) daughters ourselves, my husband and I have always felt that a strong daddy-daughter unconditional relationship is so very important. In fact, my six year old and husband go on many daddy-daughter dates from the driving range to quadding to quiet afternoon matinees. These moments melt my heart as I know how beneficial these are to our daughters well being.
Thank you for your blog and insight on daddy-daughter relationships. After perusing your blog today, I laughed and I cried, but most of all, it reinstates the fact that there is no greater relationship than that of a dad and his girls.
I have to say, I am touched. Normally blogs are one of those things that you don’t always see the impacts, but you put it out there hoping it’s hitting home.
Kristi told me three big points there: #1 – Her husband was the one that found the site and it was something powerful enough for him to pass on #2 – That she is a living testament to a father’s impact, whether conscious or unconscious #3 – That there is a dad making a difference in the lives of 4 women.
That’s why I love my readers. Whether you guys (and girls) respond or not, I’m honored that you’d stop by the blog and that you take the time for your daughters. Thanks for reading and thanks for being a dad….