Friday, April 30, 2010

a girl needs a dad

when a girl is moving, she might need a truck. dads tend to have that sort of thing. dads are kind enough to let them put 33 hours of driving time on the truck for free, which is very convenient when the girl is already spending money on other moving expenses. her dad even gives the truck a quick wash before she leaves so that it's all spankin' shiny for her to drive.

when she's pulling off crazy driving hours to make appointments on both ends of the state, she needs a dad to remind her to have fun on the trip and, most importantly, stay awake. he can call her and tell her cool things he's discovered at truck stops and tell her he'll call back in a few hours to make sure she's still doing ok.

when he calls back, she can tell him something rather big she's been thinking, and ask him for advice. he can take the time to listen to the whole thing (even though it's 1 a.m.). he tells her she's going to have to decide what she really wants, because it's going to take a lot of courage, grit, and (quite possibly) battle scars to make the scenario happen. if she really wants it, he's going to support her, but he doesn't want her to regret a decision she'll have to live with for the rest of her life. meanwhile, he tells her she's doing the right thing now... reaching for and accomplishing today's dream.

give a girl a great dad, and she can do anything.

the funny thing about growing up is that dads and girls have to figure out how to both be adults and still be dad and daughter. it takes work. i'm glad that my dad and i both keep learning how.

because i might be grown up, but i'm still a girl. i need a dad.

he's taught me how to work hard. to respect people. to live life with dignity. to not be afraid to break the status quo.

a girl needs a hero.

a girl needs a dad.


verdamae said...

Becca, your post sums up my dad. I am so blessed to have a dad like I do! Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

I love this! And it's my dad, too. I love him to death, couldn't live without him, and he is my hero!