I would like to share a portion of a letter that a Dad wrote to his daughter about her future husband. He was inspired to write this letter after he read a statistic that one of the top searched phrases on Google is, “How to keep him interested”.
Little One, I want to tell you about the boy who doesn’t need to be kept interested, because he knows you are interesting:
I don’t care if he puts his elbows on the dinner table—as long as he puts his eyes on the way your nose scrunches when you smile. And then can’t stop looking.
I don’t care if he can’t play a bit of golf with me—as long as he can play with the children you give him and revel in all the glorious and frustrating ways they are just like you.
I couldn’t care less how he votes—as long as he wakes up every morning and daily elects you to a place of honor in your home and a place of reverence in his heart.
I don’t care about the color of his skin—as long as he paints the canvas of your lives with brushstrokes of patience, and sacrifice, and vulnerability, and tenderness.
In the end, Little One, if you stumble across a man like that and he and I have nothing else in common, we will have the most important thing in common:
To read Kelly Flanagan’s whole letter click here.
Here’s to making sure all the girls out there feel they are smart, beautiful, strong and worthy just the way they are.
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