I don't brag often, but my dad's kinda awesome.
Yea, I know, the blog's called 'Momma Told Me,' because, let's face it, as a stay at home mother she told me A LOT. One thing Momma didn't say a lot was 'I love you.' Touchy feely just wasn't her style and expressing emotions has always seemed hard for her. Sure, she gave me a world of advice, real, practical, life valuable advice. I wouldn't have half the head on my shoulders if it wasn't for Momma. But Pop, well, I don't think a day went by, growing up, where he didn't tell me he loved me. Saying words, in the end, are just words, but to this very day my father calls me up out of the blue, shoots me a text, and even a chat online to tell me that he loves me. In my opinion, people don't say that enough.
My father was always the 'fun parent,' you know the type. "Wait till your father get's home," was said plenty in my household but never really proved effective. You see, my dad worked 5 days a week and often 10 hour days; he still works hard at his profession today. And when he had the chance to spend time with me, his daughter, it was one of the highlights of his week. How do I know that? Just look at the photos, you can see the love.
Our adult relationship is not the magical chocolate sundae, late night movies, fairytale tea parties of my childhood, but a whole new, even more valuable bond I could have never envisioned. My father has never judged me, never favored me, and I do not doubt, never stopped loving me for a single second. He is the standard for all men in my life, and a very formidable one at that. And I consider myself ever so lucky, for not every woman has such a figure in their lives.
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What Daughter Says: While I'm sure dad's advice came after receiving a melted macaroni art pencil holder, I disagree. Awesome gifts are awesome and awesome dads deserve awesome gifts!
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