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…


  1. Reblogged this on photographyofnia.


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


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


  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.


  5. To the moon and back…….beautiful


  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.


  7. Wow… Its beautiful!!!x


  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.


  9. Absolutely beautiful and something every girl deserves.

    Stay well.







  11. Michael Zahaby says:

    Really powerful, and touching (deep)


  12. Soooooo…beautiful.


  13. Lump in the throat stuff 🙂


  14. Wow. This is fantastic.


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


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