Saturday, February 5, 2011

Why a daughter needs a dad

A tribute to my husband, Tony, the greatest dad my girls could ever have.

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A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
so that she will have at least one hero who will not let her down.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to learn that when he says it will be okay soon, it will.




A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to teach her that her value as a person is more than the way she looks.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to teach her that ignorance is not an excuse for anything.
to teach her not to let pride get in the way of discovering things.
to teach her to experiment for the sake of testing her own assumptions.
to teach her how to focus her mind in the midst of distraction.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
so that when no one else is there for her, she can close her eyes and see him.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
who will not punish her for her mistakes, but will help her learn from them.
to teach her to believe that she deserves to be treated well.
to teach her to weigh the consequences of her actions and make decisions accordingly.



A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to be the standard against which she will judge all men.




A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to teach her that family is more important than work.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to be the safe spot she can always turn to.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
who will let her know that while she may not be the center of someone else’s world, she is the center of his.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to teach her that she is equal to her husband.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to help her take the risks that will build her confidence.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to carry her just because she wants to be carried.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
who teaches her she is important by stopping what he is doing to watch her.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to teach her the importance of being a lady.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to show her how to fix things for herself.


A DAUGHTER NEEDS A DAD
to tell her all she needs to know about boys.
to show her that all boys are not like the ones who hurt her.
to teach her how to recognize a gentleman.
to stand with her on the day she marries the man she hopes will be just like her father.

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Excerpts from "Why a daughter needs a dad" (Gregory E. Lang)

6 comments:

Greg said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR MENTIONING MY BOOK!

TonyW said...

...speechless. Thanks Baby.

Wendell said...

Great, and appropriate Tribute.He deserves every bit of it! Thanks Kim! Congratulations Tony!
Dad

Kim said...

Greg, your book is wonderful and re-reading it inspired me to do this. Tony, you totally deserve this. The girls adore you, and so do I. And Dad, thanks to you, I've been able to grow and learn all the things I needed to know to succeed in this crazy world. My sincere thanks go out to all three of you.

Kay said...

This is sooooo true, and fabulous, and Tony is wonderful. Thanks, Kim. Love, Mom

Hans said...

Tony, you suck, my kids now expect for me to talk to them...