This week Tara at Sticky Fingers has set us a lovely one…MEN! I had intended to post a photo of my man sailing because he looks so relaxed and free while he’s doing it (There’s one here if you want a peep) but while I was a-wandering through my photo files I found one which made me catch my breath.
I have a complicated relationship with my father. I don’t have many happy memories of us in my childhood. He left when I was 10 and the barriers between us which we have both constructed means that we are now having to rebuild a fragile friendship.
That is why this photo sprang out at me
This is my husband and my daughter. She has no idea how lucky she is. He loves her kindly, proudly, unconditionally. He holds her, laughs with her, carries her, plays endless games with her, reads to her, dances with her, tells her she is beautiful, wipes her tears, holds her hand and strokes her hair. He is firm and fair. If he gets it wrong he says sorry. If she gets it wrong he forgives her.
I love him for me but I also love him for her and what he is when he is with her. He is a fabulous Dad.