Yes....I'm a daddy's girl for sure. I've always adored my dad & though I am 52 I will still be, no matter how old I am. You see, he was my very first valentine. I was born when my dad was at college in Boston & it was a long haul for my parents with a small family & dental school ahead. No matter how difficult it got with my mom working full time & my dad working & going to school, I always felt completely loved & doted on. It helped of course that my grandparents were my daycare. :) My dad gradutated from Tufts with two small children & one more on the way & eventually our family became 7. Five kids & two awesome parents. I saw my father put him self through school, start a practice, become a doting, wonderful dad to his kids & be there when tragedy struck both myself & my sister when we were married & starting our own families. My sister & I both lost husbands at a very young age, one to illness & another to an accident. My dad quietly stepped in as stand in dad for my young daughter & my sisters two very young girls. There were always cards for us on valentines day, birthdays & mothers day for us, sent just from him with a special note for us. When I re-married he stepped aside quietly & let my husband take over with those thoughtful acts. He is the guy that takes my nieces to the dentist (he retired) & the orthodontist & is always just a phone call away from something my sister needs him to do. He does things quietly & with lots of love. His children adore him & his grandkids & great grandkids do too . He's mellowed a lot & is putty in his grandchildrens hands. He was a body builder & was quite the imposing site for a patient who was about to have a tooth pulled. (Can you imagine your dentist with 20 inch biceps coming towards you?) He was also just as strict as he was loving & many times my sister & I had our dates peel out of the driveway hastily if we got home even 5 minutes late.! ! LOL! I always felt completely loved & protected as a child & I still do thanks to him......my first valentine.
My dad, my sister & moi~He's our very first valentine & always will be.