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!”
What a nice tribute from dad. Laura is blessed. 🙂
So beautiful and sweet. What a good dad.
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!
Well said, Kagi. Thanks.
You are welcome pops. I respect and admire the way you love your girls.