I’ll always be a daddy’s girl. No matter how old I get, you will always be my one great love.
From the first time I set my eyes on you as a baby we created an unbreakable bond. When I was little you were always my knight in shining armor- someone who would protect me and have my back.
I would look forward to you coming home from work to spend time with you, and I always enjoyed our father-daughter ‘dates’ to dinner and the mall. I remember when on one of our outings you bought me my first littlest pet shop set and I was so happy. There was nothing better than being spoiled by you.
You have always done so much for me, and our family. You have worked so hard to provide for us and I am forever grateful. I remember how one time, when you were on a work trip in Dallas, you took an hour long taxi ride to go to the American Girl shop where you bought me one of the newest dolls, Mia, and all of her accessories. Or the time you created an ‘art room’ in the downstairs closet for me; art desk and supplies included. You are so thoughtful and it just shows me the kind of man I should look for when I get married.
I thank you for all of the hours you spent lecturing me and giving me pep talks. You have taught me how to be appreciative and also how to work hard. Without you I would not be the woman I am today; I would not have worked so hard to become Miss Kentucky Teen USA, I would not have worked so hard to keep good grades and I definitely would have not been able to get a full ride to college without the values you instilled in me. Even though I may seem annoyed by your long talks, I am actually so truly thankful that you take the time to share your wisdom with me so often.
I thank you for showing me the world and for introducing me to my true love: traveling. Without you I would not have traveled the globe as a kid and I would not have gotten the amazing opportunity to travel around the Caribbean and Germany. Without you I would also probably not have appreciated the history those places have to offer because it was you who sparked that interest. The knowledge you have shared with me is something I will hold onto forever- not many people can say that if they ask their dad a question he will more than likely know the answer. As you always say “know a little about a lot.”
Thank you for all that you do. You are truly one of a kind and I am glad that I got you as my dad. I can’t imagine being grounded, scolded, hugged, or treasured by any other man. Here’s to many more years of being a daddy’s girl and to loving you and appreciating you each day.
Your little girl