daddy's girl - spt 22


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my dad.

there is so much i could say about my father. and he deserves a tribute the size of the grand canyon! and so for once i will try to put him center stage...

my dad is often the quiet one. the unsung hero. he is incredibly sensitive and tuned in to what people are thinking and feeling. when i was a kid and had a bad dream i could go to him.... in fact often in dreams he tried to rescue or help me.

he encouraged me to love reading.... to engage in smart banter.... to try and make people feel comfortable... to follow my dreams [and i mean MINE - not his, not anyone elses]

he always helped me pursue my whims.... roller skating, skate boarding, bike riding, bowling.... even golf - to this day i still can't stand it - but he [and my mom] love it!

he is usually a ham in photos... making funny faces.... which i love. he always asks me questions about art - even the stuff that he doesn't get - he wants to... because it is important to me....

i love this photo of us b/c i am wrapped up in his arms. and this is always how he makes me feel. safe, loved and secure.... thank you dad.... you are certainly a huge part of my personal history.

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Comments

natalie said…
wow........

This made me cry.

Isn't it the sign of a great parent - someone who is their to encourage and support you without judgement...an unconditional love that stays with you forever
manda said…
That's a really beautiful post Lisa! I never got on with my dad as a child but I hope Bella one day describes her dad the way you've just described yours.You're very lucky to have a dad like that.
Anonymous said…
I imagine it must take a lot of strength to allow your child to become the person they are meant to be. Your life is a tribute to his; how proud you both must be of each other.

--Lisa
wendy said…
lisa this is beautiful.
wonderful and amazing - wonderfully lucky girl!
mooncici said…
Do you like your dad or mom? Love the calm blue graphic tone!!!!!!
poppy said…
yes, me too (eyes watering). lucky you!
pat said…
How FORTUNATE your Dad is to have learned how to love like that and to have passed it along to you. But I am sure you reciprocated his feelings in important ways as well. You have been blessed with deeply supportive love from grandparents and parents that fuels your life in many, many ways.
jenny vorwaller said…
this is such a sweet capture of you and your relationship with your dad! :) love it.
anke said…
What a beautiful post and idea...I simply don't know what to say...I bet your father is speechless too. It seems you really are the wind underneath each others wings.
Karen said…
Totally beautiful post. Love the picture too. Bet you made your daddy cry....
ladylinoleum said…
Your sentiments about your relationship with your father are similar to mine with regard to the relationship I had with my father (he passed on about 10 years ago). I miss him every single day and your post and photo made me aware that he's still with me for the memories still live.
andrea said…
oh lisa, I love this. I know I'm late to the scene here but really, just so beautiful... the image of you and your dad, the way you have made it your own, your words. really beautiful.

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