Thursday, May 9, 2013
FATHER TO DAUGHTER
I have blogged a few times of my dear friend, Patricia and
her sweet girls. I don't think I have ever spoke of her husband, the
girls daddy, Blair. From the first time I met him I knew he was not
your average husband/daddy.
It takes a special man to love his daughters the way he does and
not care what others think.
Growing up, although I knew my daddy loved me, I sometimes
longed to hear the words of what he thought of me,
often wondered how he felt to have 5 daughters.
Then I married HOBL and wished often that he was the
kind of man who could share his feelings with his kids.
He loved them, that was obvious, but always shy to speak to them
about that. I have told many men be the kind of father that buys
your daughter a gift from you. They don't even know what a gift given
and picked out by your daddy, given to his precious daughter does for
her self esteem, spend time with your little girl, just the two of you,
I am so proud when I see and hear Baby Boy plan an outing with
just he and Bean.
BAck to Blair, he is that kind of daddy, never afraid to show
his love for his girls and his wife.
So when I saw on Instagram that not only had he went and
shopped for his oldest daughter, bought her things she will need to
start high school, but he also enclosed this beautiful letter.
YOUR HIGH SCHOOL JOURNEY ELISE
THIBODAUX HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2016.
YOUR JOURNEY HAS BEGUN, AND WHAT A JOURNEY
IT WILL BE. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN, AND WHAT WILL YOU SEE?
YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO LEARN, HOW TO THINK,
HOW TO TRY. YOU WILL FEEL EXCITED AND EXHAUSTED,
SMART AND SILLY. YOU WILL BE IMMEASURABLE
LOVED, YET SOMETIMES FEEL ALONE, THOUGH YOU
WILL NEVER BE ALONE. YOU WILL SEE
YOURSELF DIFFERENTLY, YOU WILL BE YOURSELF,
AND YOU WILL SEE OTHERS NOT FOR WHO THEY ARE,
BUT FOR WHO THEY WANT TO BECOME.
WHO THEY ARE, AND WHO YOU ARE WILL COME LATER.
RECORD YOUR THOUGHTS SO ONE DAY YOU CAN REVISIT
THOSE FEELINGS, AND RELIVE THOSE MOMENTS.
EVEN THE SAD ONES YOU WILL HAVE.
THEY WILL ADD WEIGHT AND COMFORT TO
THE FOND ONES.
THIS WILL BE THE TIME YOU ARE PUSHED TO EXCEL,
AND YOU SHOULD BE.
THE MORE YOU ARE PUSHED BY OTHERS, THE HARDER
YOU WILL PUSH YOURSELF, AND THE GREATER
YOU PUSH BACK AGAINST BOTH, THE
STRONGER YOUR FOUNDATION WILL BE, AND
THE FURTHER YOU WILL LAUNCH YOURSELF INTO
A LIMITLESS FUTURE.
LIKE BAND CAMP AND OTHER THINGS YOU HAVE DONE.
IT WILL BE HARDER THAN IT HAS TO BE, BUT IT
WILL BE WORTH MORE BECAUSE OF IT.
TAKE EVERY DAY LIKE YOU WERE GIVEN EXTRA GIFTS
TO SHARE, BLESSED IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
ALL THAT WE ASK, AND WHAT WE EXPECT IS THAT YOU
TAKE GOD'S BLESSINGS AND USE THEM TO LOVE
THE LIFE HE HAS GIVEN YOU TO THE FULLEST
AND HELP THOSE WHO CANNOT HELP THEMSELVES.
I always knew Blair was an exceptional father,
this in only one more way he proves it.
I cried when I read this. How many girls would love to have words
of advice from their daddy?
If you are a father, do this, write a journal on how much your little girl
means to her, on her birthday, but a gift yourself to give to your
princess. Write her love notes, often.
Yesterday, BB kept Bean from school, they spent the day
together on the boat and the song,
"AND SHE THINKS WE JUST FISHING"
came to mind when enjoying the pictures.
There will be many days as little girls grow up that
they will make mistakes, they will be sassy and scream
for their independence. You daddy's will worry and loose nights
of sleep as she gets older, it is why it is so important to share
the feelings you have for her now and as she grows.
Thanks to the whole Degruise family for allowing me
to share their most intimate moment with others.
Daddy's love your daughters.