I Am The Farthest Thing From A 'Daddy's Girl,' But That's My Father's Loss

I Am The Farthest Thing From A 'Daddy's Girl,' But That's My Father's Loss

He doesn't know what he's missing out on...
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I never will be a daddy’s girl.

One thing is for sure, I am definitely not a daddy’s girl.

I am the farthest thing away from that and I am okay with it. I have come to the conclusion I am not one of my brothers, so I am less important than they are. I am less important because I am a girl and I probably won't like hunting and fishing and all that.

Well, guess what, it’s his loss because I LOVE fishing.

My dad doesn’t realize that what he’s doing to me is tearing me apart, it kills me to sit here and not be involved. No, I am not saying I want to be involved in everything they do, but I would like to be invited sometimes! I want to feel a little important to him. I know that’s not going to happen, though.

He doesn’t even take the time to get to know me as a person or my interests which is his loss, not mine.

He hasn’t even taken the time to get to know the business I have created for myself for me to grow - which if you ask me is kind of pathetic. It would be nice if at least once he told me he was proud of me.

He has done some things that have made me feel like I am an inconvenience to him. He seems to always be annoyed when I’m around. I don’t know what I ever did to him but whatever I did, I’m sorry.

I'm sorry I am not one of the boys.

I’m sorry I didn’t really play sports like they did/do. Even when I did do sports you never even cared to come to a single game or anything.

You jump for any event my brothers have going on or an award ceremony or something, but whenever I had something going on, you didn’t even come... Not even to an art show and those meant so much to me. You never came to any of my school functions but were right there for my brothers.

I am very hopeful that sometime in the future you will open up and let me in.

I am 21 years old now and you have kept me on the outside for this long. I know it’s wishful thinking, but I hope maybe, just maybe, you will get to know me as a person.

One day, I want you to ask “Hey, Court, want to go fishing with me and the boys?” but I know that’s crazy to ask and wish for. Maybe you will realize I am here, too, it’s not all about them.

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To The Parent Who Chose Addiction

Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

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When I was younger I resented you, I hated every ounce of you, and I used to question why God would give me a parent like you. Not now. Now I see the beauty and the blessings behind having an addict for a parent. If you're reading this, it isn't meant to hurt you, but rather to thank you.

Thank you for choosing your addiction over me.

Throughout my life, you have always chosen the addiction over my programs, my swim meets or even a simple movie night. You joke about it now or act as if I never questioned if you would wake up the next morning from your pill and alcohol-induced sleep, but I thank you for this. I thank you because I gained a relationship with God. The amount of time I spent praying for you strengthened our relationship in ways I could never explain.

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Thank you for giving me a stronger bond with our family.

The amount of hurt and disappointment our family has gone through has brought us closer together. I have a relationship with Nanny and Pop that would never be as strong as it is today if you had been in the picture from day one. That in itself is a blessing.

Thank you for showing me how to love.

From your absence, I have learned how to love unconditionally. I want you to know that even though you weren't here, I love you most of all. No matter the amount of heartbreak, tears, and pain I've felt, you will always be my greatest love.

Thank you for making me strong.

Thank you for leaving and for showing me how to be independent. From you, I have learned that I do not need anyone else to prove to me that I am worthy of being loved. From you, I have learned that life is always hard, but you shouldn't give into the things that make you feel good for a short while, but should search for the real happiness in life.

Most of all, thank you for showing me how to turn my hurt into motivation.

I have learned that the cycle of addiction is not something that will continue into my life. You have hurt me more than anyone, but through that hurt, I have pushed myself to become the best version of myself.

Thank you for choosing the addiction over me because you've made me stronger, wiser, and loving than I ever could've been before.

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22 Times Mom And Dad Were Right, Even If I Hate To Admit Being Wrong

You have always been there for me, no matter what, and I appreciate it with my whole heart.

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I have been blessed with two amazing parents. Since the day I was born, they were always there to support me in the big ways and the small ways — from always cheering me on at my volleyball games to sending me care packages at school to calling me for encouragement before an interview to sending me daily "good morning, have a good day" messages.

The lessons that they have taught me in my 22 years on this beautiful earth have not gone unnoticed, even though I may not have always listened to them.

1. When they told me that I will never disappoint them, as long as I am trying my best.

2. When they told me that I deserve to be treated with respect.

3. When they told me that I would survive heartbreak.

4. When they told me that some friends are not life-long friends. 

5. When they told me to bring a jacket whenever I go out.

6. When they told me that growing up is not all fun and games and to enjoy the present moment.

7. When they told me that some people in life are just, well, mean and bitter. 

8. When they told me that it is okay to take time for myself and to put myself first sometimes.

9. When they told me that people need to earn my trust. 

10. When they told me that God has a plan, even though it may not be the same as my plan.

11. When they told me to treat others the way I want to be treated, even if they treated me poorly.

12. When they told me to always send a thank you note, email, text message, or phone call.

13. When they told me that honesty is the best policy and that karma will bite me in the butt.

14. When they told me to be humble, but to be proud of my successes. 

15. When they told me to love my body and my brain just the way they are.

16. When they told me to find my passion and to follow it with all of my heart.

17. When they told me to think before I speak so that I do not say anything that I will regret.

18. When they told me I would survive, even when I thought something was the end of the world.

19. When they told me to learn from my failures instead of ignoring them. 

20. When they told me to stand by my beliefs, even if that meant standing alone.

21. When they told me that small gestures go a long way. 

22. When they told me that they will always love me, even when I am being stubborn or mean or disrespectful or annoying. 

Thank you, Mommy and Daddy. I love you so much.

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