For Daddy, Because She Needs You

June 10, 2011 | 8 comments

The girls are well-scrubbed, and lotion-scented.

But you, Daddy? You smell like the barn.

They want to be near you anyway.

And you let them.


(I’ve penned this letter to the Daddy of my girls. I’m sharing the rest of it today over at Imperfect Prose, the blogging home of gifted artist and author Emily Wierenga. Will you join me there?) 

Iowa farm

by | June 10, 2011 | 8 comments


  1. Kath

    Thanks for this encouraging, heartfelt, graceful letter. Bless you and your family.

  2. Simply Darlene

    Oh, it’s a beautiful piece of writing, miss JDL. Your daughters are blessed to know both their daddy’s and their heavenly Father’s love.


  3. tinuviel

    Beautiful post! God blessed me with a dad like that, too.

  4. Jessica (thesavingmom)

    i just had to come over and tell you what a beautiful post. You certainly are married to a wonderful man.

  5. Karen

    Beautiful tribute! What a blessing this daddy is and what an example for his girls!

  6. Cheryl @ finding the beauty

    This was beautiful. As a mother of two young daughters, this rung through with me. Thank you for sharing!
    Found you through Emily’s blog and I’m your latest follower. 🙂

  7. Jennifer@Adam's Rib

    Just beautiful, Jennifer. We need more daddies to step up and make their little girls feel special, beautiful.

  8. Laura

    Such love, so lovingly expressed. I thank God for a dad like this for me and one for my sons, too.


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