A father should be the measure by which his little girl judges her future suitors.
What makes a man? Is it the ability to swing an ax, shoot a gun or throw a punch? There are so many different definitions of a man aside from the dictionary definition as “individual human or male human”; simple definition, doesn’t explain much about what the person could or could not be. So many times, I have heard of the importance of a man having son’s, this is a long-time demand of women throughout history. Males have a long-standing place in our society, and the role of a man is vital, important, necessary to our society, but there is something else that is Necessary to our society. A man who raises daughters. Do not think for a minute that the role of a father in a daughter’s life is not vital or important to our society. We have four children in our home now, a boy and three daughters. We adore all our children. Watching the relationship between my husband and our son is something precious but watching the relationship between my husband and our three daughters is miraculous.
Many fathers, though by far not all, might desire to have a son, only a son, He might get bummed out when they find that they're having a daughter or only daughters, but not my husband. He takes so much pride in being the father of a little girls. It really takes someone special to be the father of a daughter, to want to hold on to her when she cries or play with her ponies and dolls. An authentic man, when given a daughter, will step up to the plate. He will look at his little girl like a precious commodity and know that he is the one that will help shape her future. A father will show his daughter what type of man she should look for and encourage her to strive for the best love she can get out of life. I want our daughters to see the kind of man their father is: loving, loyal and very much in love with their mother. I want them to see that their father is not perfect, that he falters and stumbles throughout life, but that he asks for help. He makes sure to love them even when they get punished for not cleaning their room or talking back.
I DO NOT say this lightly. A father should be the measure by which his little girl judges her future suitors. Should things go awry in her life, they can turn to their father as a shelter from the storm. Besides that, I know our daughter's future suitors will have a handful of trouble if he dare hurt "daddy's little girl". It's been amazing and quite funny to hear my husband talk of "not allowing our daughters to date until they’re married" and to know that someday teenage boys will come around for the pieces of his heart and be met with fierce kindness and strength. Yes, the love of a father is surely something else to experience, especially for his daughters. This is the importance of "Daddy Love".
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