It is an honor to protect my daughter’s heart. It’s a job that I take very seriously and I hope I do it well.
But it is a limited time gig.
At some point, I will have to allow some other man, her future husband, to assume that role. A man that has not grown up with her. A man that doesn’t know her as well as I know her. A man that only sees my little girl as a grown woman.
Will he do a good enough job? When he drops the ball and does something hurtful to her (which WILL happen because I was a young husband once) will my daughter be okay? Will I be okay?
Letting my daughter grow up and letting her go is probably harder on me than it is on her.
I like control. I like knowing where she is and what she’s doing so I can make sure she’s safe.
But by NOT letting her go, I will keep her handicapped. I will prevent her from building her own resilience and strength. I will do more harm than good.
And that is something that I DON’T want to do.
In This Episode
- The Stick—An object lesson to remind me that it is my privilege to protect my daughter’s heart.
- What it feels like to have give up protecting my daughter.
- The conflict between wanting dad and wanting “The Boy”.
- The Mad Duke (to understand the reference, watch this video).
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