I loved her first!

by | Apr 19, 2012 | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Laura, my oldest child, has begun the countdown to her wedding day, August 18. Laura holds a special place in my heart because it was for her that I first felt paternal passion.  Even though it was more than 2 1/2 decades ago that she was born, I clearly remember the love I had for her. I could not keep my hands off her. I was surprised. I did not expect to be so taken by the small creature that was changing my life.

Through the years…

I sought to protect her, but not hover.

I  sought to provide for her, but not spoil.

I sought to correct her, but not discourage.

I sought to be available, but not pushy.

I sought to love her, without conditions.

With her mother, I have been the primary human influence in her life. Now that is changing.

To Kagi, Laura’s new man, I say, “Remember, I loved her first!”


  1. Amber Holloway

    What a nice tribute from dad. Laura is blessed. 🙂

  2. sandra Fritz

    So beautiful and sweet. What a good dad.

  3. Kagi Phaladi

    I am not surprised why you love her so much pops – the more I spend time with Laura the more I get it, Therefore, it is an honour and a joy to love her second (WITH YOUR BLESSINGS) amongst all other men. I will forever be thankful to God, to you, Nancy and the rest of your family and friends for bringing her up, and then releasing her into my arms!

    • gregoryfritz

      Well said, Kagi. Thanks.

  4. Kagi Phaladi

    You are welcome pops. I respect and admire the way you love your girls.


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