Wednesday, November 28, 2012
On Fathers and Daughters
I was never what one would refer to as a "daddy's girl." I've always been my mother's daughter. I have a great stepfather, and I suppose my actual father was a great dad at one point too, but that was long before I can remember.
Therefore, I think I sometimes underestimate the role Eric plays in Madeline's life. I easily forget that he's my partner in this strange trip called parenthood. As much as I am Madeline's protector, caregiver, and guide, so is he. I don't get to claim that job for myself.
I didn't mean to write any of this tonight. I was just going to post some pictures from the beach. Yet, when I looked back through the photographs, I couldn't help thinking about how lucky Madeline is to have such a great dad who obviously worships the ground the she walks on. He will always, always be there for her.
And Eric is lucky in the same way I am. We get the amazing privilege of watching the incredible life we created become a person.
And I get the added benefit of being able to witness my daughter becoming a daddy's girl.