Friday, June 24, 2011

A father and his daughter

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.
Sigmund Freud

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.
Joseph Addison


  1. I love the quotes and your pictures. You can see the love he has for them. I can also feel your pain at seeing what he is going through.

  2. what a beautiful and heartfelt post. i couldn't agree more - fathers and daughters have a special bond. and love fixes a lot of broken things...

  3. Your photos and quotes show so much of a father's heart.

  4. This is so touching Beth. I know what you mean. Something wonderful happens in my heart when I see my sons with their children. It is such a blessing.

  5. Lovely photos and quotes...handsome son you have, too!

  6. Beautiful, touching post, Beth! I love the first story of the little girl wanting her father to hold her hand! Reminds me of myself and another Father - The Father!

  7. My friend I have been meaning to stop by and visit your blog. Time has been so limited, but I promised myself today I would visit before the day begins.
    I'm glad I did. This post brought me to tears. It is filled with love from the view of a grandmom seeing her son and grandchildren together. Don't you wish these moments didn't have a time limit? You raised a wonderful son and I'm sure you are a proud momma!
    As old as I am I still miss my daddy, but the memories help ease the pain.xo


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