Dear Pudding


Dear Pudding:

As I told your Mom in our wedding vows,
I promise to love you fiercely too.
One day, when you’re a Mother, you’ll know the kind of love that I am talking about.
A love that makes my eyes well up with tears of joy when you simply hug me.
A love that moves me to rise from bed and check on you at three in the morning mostly because I just miss you when you sleep.
A love that makes it hard for me to let go of your hand when you try to balance on something because I know you need to learn from your mistakes.
I promise to look you in the eyes when you come to me with a problem.
I’ll always want to fix it for you right then and there.
I promise to listen as to whether you’ll want a hand or just an ear.
I promise to drop you off at college and when I do, I promise to do my best to contain my excitement for you so that I won’t embarrass you in front of your new friends.
I promise to have a reputation amongst your friends as a Dad that intimidates your boyfriends.
I promise to raise you to be strong and independent.
I promise to cry when I let go of your hand when I let go of your hand at the alter…
…I want you to know that every time when you open the door when I come home from work you’ll see a smile on my face
My arms already open ready to catch you
I’ll always be ready to catch you…


For you, Rachel…


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  1. Reblogged this on photographyofnia.

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  2. Beautiful. Lovely for your daughter to keep forever.

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  3. Oh so achingly beautiful. What a gift to leave his daughter…his love writ large….

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  4. Another kleenex please? Sometimes the enormity of love just hurts in its breadth and depth. Stretching us to levels nothing else could make us do.. Perfect. Full stop.

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  5. To the moon and back…….beautiful

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  6. Yes, more Kleenex is right. For dads like you, David, who feel this way. And also for all the little girls who never knew this kind of love.

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  7. Wow… Its beautiful!!!x

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  8. by the time he stamped the last letter, i was weeping. what a beautiful love. she is a lucky daughter and he is a lucky father.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful and something every girl deserves.

    Stay well.

    Regards,

    Bim

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  10. BEAUTIFUL KEEPSAKE!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  11. Michael Zahaby says:

    Really powerful, and touching (deep)

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  12. Soooooo…beautiful.

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  13. Lump in the throat stuff :)

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  14. Wow. This is fantastic.

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  15. This is so sweet. I’d like to reblog it.

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