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Daughters Love Their Daddys – Mine sure does anyhow!

Daughters Love Their Daddys

 

This past weekend my family had so much fun together.  We read books, played ball, went to a Valentine’s banquet together, and ate leftover cupcakes and cake squares that my sweetheart bought his two ladies for Valentine’s Day.  We had a great time!  Every Monday I’m always sad to see my husband leave and go back to work.  We still have a good time around the house but it’s not the same as when everybody’s here.  Does that make sense?  Well, yesterday around 3 o’clock my little girl went to the window to wait for Daddy.  She stood there for a while admiring the surroundings and watching a neighborhood cat stroll around but eventually she got tired of waiting and started calling out his name.  “Daddy, daaaaddy.”  It was adorable!  I took a picture {the one above} and shared it with my husband on his Facebook page with the note “Someone sure misses you today!”  He had to come home early from work so I could head out to an appointment so they were able to enjoy some extra Daddy/Daughter time last night.

 

Reading to Toddler

 

This morning we went through our usual morning routine and just as he was about to leave she wanted him to read her a book.  He stopped and took the time to read it before leaving which I thought was awfully sweet.  I also took a picture of that too!  {Having an iPod can be very convenient for spur of the moment pictures.}

 

We waved goodbye to Daddy like we do every morning and sat down for a time of reading.  We read through a few books but then she wanted down.  She will usually sit my lap as long I’m reading to her so when I sat her down I was curious to see where she would go.  You may have guessed it; she went back to the window!  We’re currently “storing” her Minnie Mouse 4-wheeler in front of the window until we can find a better place for it.  {You can just see the front of it in the picture above.}  She worked hard to carefully push and pull on it until it was free from the window.  Then she returned to the window, placed both elbows on the window sill and rested her chin in her hands.  She sat content for a few moments and then again started calling for her Daddy.  How sweet!

 

When she went down for her nap I emailed her Daddy to tell him what happened. He emailed back, “Oh that makes me sad! Can’t wait to see her again.”   *My heart melts!*  I say, “She can’t wait to see you, that’s for sure!”  Then he emails back and says this,

Emailing Baby

My heart once again turns into a dripping puddle of love.  All I can think is how amazingly blessed I am to have such a sweet husband!  While I am writing to her once a month here on my blog in my Letters to My Daughter series, I never thought about emailing her.  What a great idea!  I can write a long letter or just a short thought for the day.  Gmail has a massive storage so chances are very slim that we would ever run out of room.  I love the idea!

 

One of my most prized possessions is a small stack of letters my Mom wrote me when she was pregnant.  I hope my husband and I can be a blessing to our little girl the way that my Mother was to me through her letters!

 

Email your baby now so they can read it later!

 

What do you think about sending emails to your baby?  Have you ever done it?

 

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About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.

Comments

  1. Well, that is just the sweetest thing ever! My daughter is away at college and she texts her father all the time.

    • That’s great! I use to call my Dad a lot when I was in college. He worked midnights and I was always up late. It was our special time to talk. 🙂

  2. Lynsey @MoscatoMom says:

    This is awesome. I am a total Daddy’s girl and have notes my Dad has given me over the years. LOVE it.

  3. So sweet! I have my baby book which my mom wrote little notes in about funny things that happened/milestones from when I was a baby. She saved a lot of mementos and I especially cherish them since my mom passed away in 2003.

  4. Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says:

    This is brilliant! I already have an account for my oldest but need to do this for the baby!

  5. Oh my goodness, this was one of the most adorable posts I’ve read! Your daughter is a cutie for sure. Bless her for missing her dad so much! And your husband came up with a most ingenious plan!

  6. What a wonderful post. I love that he took time to read to her even though he was on his way out. 🙂

    I’m visiting you today from Thumping Thursdays.

  7. There’s something about daddys and daughters. There’s no relationship like it. The e-mail address idea makes me envious for not having thought of it! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up today!

  8. shellthings says:

    That is such a sweet idea!

  9. Ms. Kathleen says:

    Awwww…. so sweet. I grew up in a house where we were scared when Dad came home. We’d hide, leave the house…. Then when my husband and I had kids they would race to greet him with hugs and kisses… Seeing that was healing for me.

  10. Kasey@AllThingsMamma says:

    What a great idea! I love it!!

  11. GreatPeaceAcademy says:

    That is a good idea. My ‘baby’ is now 9 and has his first email. I never thought of writing him notes. I will now! Thanks.
    Also thanks for linking up with Marriage Moment this week at Great Peace Academy. It is a weekly link up party, so I hope to see you back. 😉

  12. cookiesandclogs says:

    What a sweet idea! Aww, the poor thing really misses her daddy when he goes to work 🙁

  13. How sweet!

  14. Stephanie Hale Eidson says:

    This is precious. Such a great idea, too. To be able to go back after she is grown and read the emails her daddy sent to her. Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Inspired Wednesdays.

  15. Stephanie Hale Eidson says:

    This is precious. Such a great idea, too. To be able to go back after she is grown and read the emails her daddy sent to her. Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Inspired Wednesdays.

  16. Jackie Karlic says:

    Hi! New follower, followed over from Domestically Divine link-up. So touching! My 15 month old daughter absolutley loves her Daddy as well. She will randomly through out the day yell “Dadda” or “Daddy”. Even if we are out somewhere she does it. Yesterday we were at the dollar store and she kept loudly saying “Dadda” and looking around…she was hoping he would be there. When he gets home from work she gets so excited, squels and runs over to him to be picked up. Daddy’s and their little girls 🙂

    I like the idea of sending emails to them as babies/toddlers. A friend’s husband who also has a 15 month old does this.

    Jackie
    http://www.thenonmarthamomma.com
    http://www.facebook.com/TheNonMarthaMomma

  17. Oh, great idea! I have a special journal that I use to write to each of mine, something that I plan to give to them when they’re grown up, but it’s to easy to put off because I rarely have time to write much. The flexibility of emailing them is great. 🙂

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