Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Bond Between a Little Girl and Her Daddy

This may sound cliche, but I was initially drawn to my husband because of his obvious "good dad" characteristics....

We were only 18 when we first met, and I had no desire to be a mother.  I had created this image of a powerful businesswoman in a suit (who kept tennis shoes in her briefcase).  I was going to go straight into graduate school after earning my bachelor's degree... yadda, yadda, yadda.  Subconsciously, I must have been looking for a great guy who would eventually be an amazing father because that is exactly what I found.  Right away, he told me about his 4 younger brothers and sisters.  I could tell how much he cared about them by the way he spoke, but it was solidified when I visited his family for the first time.  His youngest sister was only 2 years old.  All of the kids are significantly younger than he, and he had clearly learned how to care for little ones.  I had never met a guy with such fatherly instincts.

I was hooked.  Not having had my own dad around much, I knew having a good father for my children was an area where there would be no compromise.

I am so thankful to have found such an awesome guy.  When Emma kicks her feet and that crooked smile spreads across her face each time her dad walks in the door, I get those warm, fuzzy feelings inside.  She loves her daddy.  They're best buddies.  She's a very lucky little girl.  :-)


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  2. Love it :) I feel the exact same way about Josh because of the amazing bond he already has with Troy and his much younger siblings. Funny how love can change our "big plans" in life, huh?