Tuesday, October 7, 2008

daddy melts mama's heart.

The way I see it, Julia and her daddy sure have some kind of wonderful love for eachother.



I fancy watching these two do their thing. And I'm not afraid to share their secret either. Daddy is wrapped around her finger. Whether he admits it or not.

Like when Julia was between 2 1/2 and 3 years of age she went through a stage of coming down to our room in the middle of the night to "snuggle for a minute." It happened once or twice a week, and it really ended up only being a minute. She always obliged when she was told her time was up. But, I always walked her back up to her room if she came to my side of the bed, since I only sleep soundly when there are no children in it. Now her daddy, he always gave in. She ended up catching on quickly as to which side to crawl in on.

And now she's turning 4 years old tomorrow!

I'm not going to say, "I can't believe it." Because I can. I just don't want to.

And her daddy.

While he's excited to continue with new, bigger girl things with Julia--like downhill skiing and fishing--I think he's a little sensitive to this growing up business. He confessed on our date the other night that he thinks he's going to miss Julia's little girlyness that seems to be "slipping away."

Ohh. That just melts a Mama's heart.

sigh.

10 comments:

rachael said...

what a sweet post, your husband and daughter have such an incredible relationship!

Kelly said...

I too am daddy's little girl. I turned 31 yesterday and I spent the evening with my parents. Having dinner while sitting next to my Daddy was very special as I don't see him everyday. I try my hardest to talk to him everyday though. Mr. Marvelous and Julia will have a bond that is unbreakable. Sweet.

Alicia O. & the gang said...

I know...4 seems so old for your first baby! When Lilly turned four in May we were dumbfounded! Where does the "little" time go?

Mandi said...

Out oldest turned four on Friday (and my baby turned 1 two weeks before that), and it has turned my world upside down. It's happening way. too fast.

Kristin said...

What sweet pictures! I have only seen a few pics of you, Tiff, but she really resembles you! My older son is 5 1/2 today; I feel your (growing) pain(s). We do a little half celebration around here just to make it more fun. Hopw you have a great celebration for Julia! :)

Following Him said...

I love the pictures! She sure is a daddy's girl and that is a wonderful thing. 4 already? Where does the time go?
~Elyse~

l e a h said...

Sweet sweet. Daddies and daughters are so special. I speak from experience.

Kristen said...

What a sweet sweet post!

Happy Birthday to your big girl tomorrow. :)

Stephanie Balvin said...

The picture of them hugging brings tears to my eyes. I think Julia looks just like you-gorgeous!

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

I've got a big lump in my throat.

That's too sweet.

Think of all the things that dads who don't get involved are missing.