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(The SITS girls are hosting a back to blogging week this week with the second challenge being to re-post an important post that may have gone unnoticed or mostly unnoticed.)

November 2008 I decided to feature a series of daily gratitude.  It was one of the most fun blog experiments I've done thus far.  That month was filled with blessings, and I found even more came as I took the time to show gratitude for what was already given me. This is one of the best that came that month...



TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY DAD.  I've always been his girl, and I have always adored him...however, a "remembering" took place.  A situation arose this evening that literally had me weeping (which is soooo not me).  Seth held me, and soothed me-(have I mentioned what an amazing man he is?)...between sobs,  I told Seth that I wanted to face the situation head on and hash it out so all parties were clear as to where I stood.  Seth consoled me, told me he knew that was what I wanted to do, but gently counseled me to call my dad instead.  So, I did.  I poured my heart out to him, tears and all.  He was so calm & collected as he listened to me.  Then he offered me some awesome advice, told me how much he loved me.  In some ways this evening reminded me of being young, busting my knee open, and only my daddy's loving arms could make all the hurt go away.  This is how this evening went, I needed my daddy's love to help me heal my wounded heart.  Some of the best advice he gave me was this, "Keely, just let it pass.  Give it time.  It will be alright, you will see.  Just be the sweet you that you always are."  My father is an awesome man, who's seen much in life.  He is one of my heros.  His love makes the sunshine appear brighter, and feel warmer. The "remembering" that came tonight is that I'm never too old for my dad to still be my dad.  Every little girl desperately needs their daddies...Daisy's daddies are her greatest happiness!  It's all too easy to notice things like this for our own children, however it's often extremely difficult to recognize these needs within ourselves. I love Paul Simon, especially when it comes to his following lyrics:

"If you leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You can't remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

I believe the light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I can't guarantee
There's nothing scary hiding under your bed
I’m gonna stand guard
Like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your head

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
It's just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you'll get a bite
But you don't need to waste your time
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you"  

More now then ever, let's hold our daughters in our arms.

With my father's love to count on, I feel like I can do ANYTHING!  And, if this is what it's like with my earthly father, then I CAN'T WAIT to fall into my Heavenly Father's arms again!


I'm very close with my dad.  Have worked extremely hard to have the relationship that we share.  Have also worked extremely hard to establish and preserve the relationships we have with Mini-Me's dad as well.  So that's why this post is so dear to my heart...it is my heart.  The heart of a grown-up daddy's girl.

Happy Tuesday.  =D

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Kim said...

You've done it once again, without even knowing it. I have been contemplating for the past little while doing a post about my dad hoping it would help heal a wounded heart.

I found a picture of me, my mom and dad when I was about 2 y/o. I was happy. Since their divorce and over the years there is so much that I wish I had from him. As I accepted him even with the drinking, drugs and whatever came up I grew to love him. But then it all changed. I allowed it to change, because I felt I couldn't trust him. I do love him and I guess I just need to tell him that.

Just as you have done with Mini-me I two have worked hard to have my children, especially my daughters, have the best relationship possible with their daddy. Because nothing can compare to a daddy's love.

Still contemplating. Thanks again.

Ann Marie said...

I loved this post!
I could feel many of your sentiments.. as I am a COMPLETE Daddy's girl!
I love that Seth told you to call your Dad.. that is so great..
I seriously feel like I need my Dad more NOW than when I was little. I too.. turn to him over many things...
Great post.. and I LOVE when people express Gratitude! :)

Janet said...

What a lovely post. I think it's so important for us to remember those important people in our lives and express our gratitude to and for them.

Cherie said...

I have had some hard time and some joyful times in the "daddy" department.
But I have loved watching my girls relationship with their dad - it is the sweetest thing!
LOVE the pictures with you and your dad!

Nikki said...

What a beautiful post! Love the photo's of you and your dad. My dad has always been my rock and soft place when I fall.
Orsen's dad passed away Nov last year afer a long battle with cancer... this year has been very hard.

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