Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Daughters Will Love Like You Do

"So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too"
{John Mayer- Daughters)

I have an amazing dad. I never doubted his love for me or for our family. 
Super affectionate. Funny. Awesome communicator. 
He would always buy my mom flowers for no reason and leave her sweet cards that I would sneakily read later. 
He would do anything for my mom and always worked hard for us kids. 
He prayed with us every night and played silly games in the car on the way to school every morning.
When I turned 16 and started driving, he kept my car filled with gas and always checked the oil for me so I never had to. 
He'd always leave sweet notes on my car windows. My favorite was written on a torn piece of cardboard from a 12 pack of diet pepsi. 
I still have it and he still drinks a lot of diet pepsi. 

My dad showed me exactly what a father and husband should be and taught me to never settle for less. 
I am so so glad I didn't. 

Brandon is more than I could ever ask for or want in a husband and exactly the father our children need.
He brings me coffee in bed, changes diapers, cuts the crust off pb&j sandwhiches, brings me flowers, makes my eggs just like I like them,
sings silly songs to our kids, prays with us each night and to this day, I have still never changed the oil on my car. 

What makes me most happy is knowing our girls are watching like I always was.
And one day I pray they find a guy like their dad, just like I did. 

And Asher? He is already the spitting image of his daddy in every way.. 
He's going to make a girl really happy one day. A long long long time from now. Like, not for a really long, long time.

Hope you all had a blessed weekend celebrating your husbands and fathers. 
For all of you single mommies serving as daddies are my hero's. For real. 
Praying extra blessings over you tonight. 



  1. Your daughters are so blessed (So are you). I grew up with a dad like that too, it is such a blessing.

    Cute pictures

  2. What a blessing it is for you to not only have a father that does/did those things, but a Husband as well. That's a priceless treasure Laura! I'm glad your kiddos are seeing those thigns. It's SO very important!

    Loving your hair! Good choice on the blonde! And for the record, I wish I'd never cut mine...and I'm ready to bleach it! :)

  3. This brought tears to my eyes. So sweet and special. I can totally relate with the awesome dad and awesome husband thing, but I bet bringing children up and seeing them reap the benefits of that awesome husband/father is beyond special.

  4. Such a sweet tribute to the men in your life. You are doubly blessed to have had a praying Daddy and now a praying husband as well.

  5. Oh, Laura, this is so lovely and sweet! I'm new to your blog and loving getting acquainted with your beautiful family. Thanks so much for sharing :) xoxo

  6. you have such a beautiful family! i love this post!


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