February 10th was a HUGE day for our young daughter, Lily. She was going on a date with her dad! They were going to the Daddy Daughter Dance in Riesel, Texas.
Lily was so excited when she heard about this date! She had to go dress shopping, shoe shopping, and we couldn't forget the accessories! Her older sister curled her hair before the big day and then we went to Groesbeck for a photoshoot. It was truly a magical day for Lily! And the best part was that she got to spend the entire night dancing with her dad, being treated just like a princess - just like we hope she's treated in the future.
Although the dance was a lot of fun, I feel that it taught Lily some important lessons about life and relationships.
Fathers have a HUGE impact on the lives of their daughter. The role of the father is one of the most important in a daughter's life. A father can set the standard for how a girl should be treated - as someone special. Little girls seek approval and attention a lot! If she is getting that from her father, it satisfies her needs. If she does not receive that attention, she might seek it elsewhere. Fathers often have busy lives due to work demands. When a father gets to spend quality time with his daughter she is being told she is important and that her dad is making time for her and only her. She is special and should be treated as such.
I do understand that not every little girl has a father in her life. But every little girl can have a positive role model in their life to show them that they are special.