Love of a Father!

My beautiful Muppin waiting for her daddy to finish getting ready!

I am so happy to be back into the world of blogging!  I have missed writing so much that it just about drew all the joy out of my everyday life!  Not completely 😉  but sometimes it felt that way.

The last few months have been filled with family vacations, Thanksgiving, Christmas and lots of horse riding, horse shows, school, church and just plain old life!  There were so many wonderful and challenging things that I didn’t know where to start, until I saw my daughter dressed up for the annual Daddy Daughter dance and I knew that instant what I would write about.

My daughter is blessed to have an incredibly loving and amazing daddy.  Not all of us get the chance to grow up with a daddy that is truly committed to his wife and kids like my husband is.  He spends all his efforts on taking care of us and he never wants his little girl to grow up believing she isn’t important or worth the time.  He wants her to truly grow up knowing what a real man is and how he should take care of her.  He wants her to know that she is fully loved no matter what kinds of things she does.  You know, those things that make you think you deserve otherwise?  He wants her to know that regardless of the trials she goes through he isn’t going anywhere and she will never be alone.  What an amazing daddy!

Every girl wants to be beautiful and every girl wants to be wanted! Make your girls feel wanted daddy, so no else needs to!

This is the third year that my man has taken our beautiful Muppin to the Daddy Daughter Dance.  I loved seeing them get dressed up and the excitement in her knowing that her daddy was spending a special evening with just her.

When they got home I got to hear from her all the sweet memories they had made together and after she went to bed I got to hear from my man.  He was so happy to make her happy but he was also very sad.  When I asked why, he told me about the many daddies and daughters that went that night and how the majority of the daddies sat on the bleachers on their phones while the girls played.  Now girls will gravitate to their friends of course, but that is especially true if daddy didn’t really want to be there.

He spoke of the down cast faces of the dads and how they rarely even looked up from their phones to watch their girls.  You could tell many of them really did not want to be there. To the girls it was as if the dads were not even there and those girls… well they might as well be invisible.  It broke his heart and made him sad.  It broke mine too and made me realize how much we ignore our kids today and the phones of today are a major contributor of that.  Now I love technology along with the next girl, but do we use it at the expense of our kids?  Question: Will your daughter know she is loved if she never sees your eyes because you are too busy looking somewhere else?  Cast your eyes on her daddy (your boys too but that is another post), she needs you!

My beautiful Muppin and her handsome Daddy!

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1a

Are you lavishing love on your girls?

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8 thoughts on “Love of a Father!

  1. This is a great post. I don’t have children yet, but I know my boyfriend will be an awesome and attentive father to our future children. (Particularly because he already has one daughter from a previous marriage.)

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  2. What an awesome post and great reminder. My youngest son and I recently went to their Sweethearts Dance and I saw the same sight as your husband – many spent the majority of the time on their phones or huddled together talking to one another. Every now and then they would take a few pictures for the sake of social media…very frustrating indeed. You can be present and still miss out on so much! (Welcome back…you were missed!!!)

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    • Hi Michelle! With smart phones and the computer I am afraid people miss way more of their children then they should. I am included in that. I get to working on something I think is important (and many times it is) and miss out on my daughter’s joy over the simplest things. I have made it my goal over the last year to put down my phone, and turn away from the keyboard when she is talking to me. I want her to know she is more important than any piece of technology I might be using and anyone else on the other end. It has made a huge difference in her and I am so happy it has.

      Thanks for the welcome back 😉 It has been too long and I am happy to be here again!

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  3. Thanks for sharing!!

    It can be so tough not to multitask around our kids. I know I’m guilty. But they deserve and need undivided attention, to know that they are important, and that their parents are willing to drop everything to help, protect, nurture, or comfort. Well, within reason. But a parent’s love is unconditional, right? And sometimes it takes effort to remember to act that way. Life gets busy, we forget that every moment is a teaching moment for us as parents, and that our children are always learning from us. The behavior they see in us is what they will look up to and eventually hold as a “gold standard” in parenting (whether for better or worse, that remains to be seen).

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    • I remember someone saying to me… “Nothing will ever have your undivided attention like the moment someone is seeking you in that moment. In that moment, you are powerful. Use it wisely.” It is so true too… and we need to act accordingly! Thanks for stopping by Betsy!

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