Dad, From Your Daughter
Start writing a post

Dad, From Your Daughter

For all the times I haven't told you: I love you.

Dad, From Your Daughter
Nicole Borneman

Dear Dad,

Growing up, I had lots of friends who didn’t have a father figure in their life. Or, if they did, he wasn’t the greatest role model. My friends told me things like, “Your dad is so cool” and “I wish I had a dad like yours.”

But I was just a kid then. I didn’t realize at the time how lucky I was to have you as my father.

As I've grown up, I become more and more aware of the impact you have had on my life.

Not every girl has a strong, loving, reliable father like mine.

Having you as a father means I always have someone to laugh with and to rely on. When my car makes a funny noise or I'm going through a rough time, it means I can call you for advice. You always know just how to make me feel better.

I don’t know what I would do without your constant support.

You have always been there for me, cheering me on, whether it was at a sporting event or my high school graduation.

You were there as I took my first steps and someday you will be the one to walk me down the aisle. You are always by my side.

I have so many happy memories with you and I know we will only continue to make more as I grow up and someday have children of my own. I can only hope that my children have a father as wonderful as you.

Being your daughter is one of the greatest blessings in my life. I know that I have your constant love and support no matter what I do or where I go. You are always only a phone call away when I need you or when I just want to hear your voice.

Growing up and moving away means I don't get to see you as much as I'd like and I wish you could just move to my city so that weren't the case.

I wish I could see you more often. I wish we got to spend more time together. I hope you know that I think of you all the time. I hope you know that I miss you and that I always look forward to seeing you.

I hope you know how grateful I am to be able to call myself your daughter.

I love you.


Your Daughter

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Panic! At The Disco Announces Breakup After 19 Years

Band Makes Breakup Announcement Official: 'Will Be No More'

panic at the disco

It's the end of an era. Originally formed in 2004 by friends in Las Vegas, Panic! At The Disco is no more.

Brendon Urie announced on Instagram that the band will be coming to an end after the upcoming Europe tour. He said that he and his wife are expecting a baby, and the life change weighed heavily in his mind to come to this decision. "Sometimes a journey must end for a new one to begin," he said.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Odyssey's response writer community is growing- read what our new writers have to say!


Each week, more response writers are joining the Odyssey community. We're excited to spotlight their voices on as they engage in constructive dialogue with our community. Here are the top three response articles of last week:

Keep Reading... Show less

To Mom

There are days when you just need your mom

To Mom

There really is no way to prepare yourself for the loss of someone. Imagine that someone being the one who carried you for 9th months in their belly, taught you how to walk, fought with you about little things that only a mother and daughter relationship could understand. You can have a countless number of father figures in your life, but really as my mom always said, " you only get one mom."

Keep Reading... Show less

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

I need someone to show that they want me for me, not that they're using me to chase the idea of being in a relationship.

The Way People In Society are Dating is Why I Don't Date

You hear your phone go off. He's asking you to hang out. Then, of course, you get the advice of your friends to decipher this text. Is it just hanging out or is it more than hanging out? You've probably done this at least once in your life or at least seen a tweet where someone posted their screenshots with a potential love interest.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Winter Break As Told By 'Friends'

Is a month at home too much to handle?


If you're anything like me, winter break is a much-needed light at the end of the tunnel after a long, stressful semester. Working hard for 15 weeks can really take a toll on a person mentally, physically AND emotionally. It's a nice change of pace to be back at home with your family and friends, but after a couple weeks, it can get, well... boring.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments