My son brought his three children out to our campground place at Seneca Lake.
We have many amenities one of which is a well-cared for, good size pool.
It was his night to have them, but he couldn't keep them overnight
because he was leaving very early the next morning
for a meeting in a city several hours away.
I suggested they come for supper and the kids could stay the night with us,
so that he wouldn't have to have them back to their mom by 8 PM.
I would then take them to their sitter's home the next day.
That way he would have more time with them.
I went up to the pool to take some photos of them.
My heart was overflowing with love, pride, concern, happiness, and sadness
as I watched him with his children.
He's a wonderful father.
The following are some of my favorite photos from that day
along with some quotes on fathers and daughters.
A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter:
"Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don't fall into the river."The little girl said: "No, Dad. You hold my hand."
"What's the difference?" Asked the puzzled father.
"There's a big difference," replied the little girl.
"If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go.
But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens,
you will never let my hand go."
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!!
Philip Whitmore Senior
Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic
as of a father to a daughter.
In love to our wives there is desire;
to our sons, ambition;
but to our daughters there is something
which there are no words to express.