Wednesday, April 24, 2013
It Won't Be Like This For Long
Someone once said, ~They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes and the mistakes she makes on the secrets she keeps.~ Without a doubt the father-daughter relationship is considered to be a dynamic, special bond between the two of them, especially right when she's held in his arms at birth. For it's most definitely an impactful situation indeed for any proud papa who will automatically swears a personal oath to protect his baby girl from being hurt not just from the outside world, but by what he considers public enemy #1...boys/guys. Let me ask you this question to you ladies out there, do/did you have your father wrapped around your little finger to the point where you can basically get away with anything? Thinking about it, daughters at a very early are are instilled with the power of the Jedi mind trick allowing them to manipulate the situation whatever it may be to their way. In other words, using the dark side of the force to their advantage...but I digress. In any case, that's how the relationship will and forever always be as daddy's little girl will truly hold a special place in his heart. Of course, stress and headaches are certainly going to be experienced once boys come into the picture but more specifically the wrong boys who cause dads to clean their guns more often than usual. As I said before, stress and headaches are certainly going to be experienced for dear old dad once the wrong kind of boys being to lurk around the corner, so to speak. I think it's safe to say the teenage years are what every father dreads as their precious munchkin has grown into a young lady. True, most or pretty much all fathers would like nothing more than to not only protect them from young adolescent young teenage males who he knows have one thing on their mind, but protecting also from being emotional hurt suffering their first heartbreak. You see, fathers can't stand to see their daughter cry knowing full well a boy/guy is responsible and even though they can't put the fear of God into the boy/guy in question he can just be there to help turn those tears into a smile. For the question can be ask to all you dads who have daughters, what is the greatest fear you have when she no longer dating the wrong guy? If you're answer is when she begins dating the right guy then you would absolutely correct. Essentially, a father's job has always been to intimidate the boys/guy who he views are not right for his daughter and will have pure enjoyment doing it. Unfortunately, the fun will come to an end when he finally meets the guy who no matter how hard he tries to dislike him he can't help but approve of the smartest choice she has ever made. Yet, it leaves him to also realize he's no longer going to be the #1 man in her life as she's eventually going to live a life of her own after being under his protective wing for so many years. Joseph Addison said, ~Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so puterly angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something there are no words to express.~ Oftentimes, there are no words to describes the love he has for his daughter. A man who when she was born could literally hold her within the palm of her hand. A grizzly bear who instantly turns into a teddy bear when being hugged by his little ankle biter. The special moments sitting on one's lap, being called her hero, finding her own identity as a teenager, the "I hate you/you're embarrassing me phase", the constant state of panic when she's out with her friends, etc. In end, to all the dads out there keep the moments you have with you daughter(s) close to your heart because you know it won't be like this for long, which is a song by Hootie and Blowfish frontman/2009's New Artist Award from the Country Music Association Darius Rucker.