Friday, May 27, 2011

but, then, you always look beautiful to me

Yes he said that.

I said, 'You look like your diet is going well Daddy. 
You look good.'

And he said,
'You look good too Becky.'

I must have looked up in shock.
Absolute shock.

Out of his mouth came these words:
'but, then, 
you always look beautiful to me.'

He said it on a {very} fat day.
An ugly day.
A holey and shrunken yoga pant day.
And when he said it,
his eyes crinkled and he smiled.

And I saw the love.
Really,  nothing else mattered.
My gray hair,
my fat,
my clothes.
Nothing.

My Daddy loves me and thinks I am beautiful. 
Just as I am.

So, today, on his 60th Birthday,
I just want to say thank you to my daddy.

Thanks for loving me just as I am.
Thanks for believing in me 
and helping me 
and caring for me.

Thanks for thinking I am beautiful.

When I look in your eyes, 
I feel beautiful.
And I feel loved.

I've said it before.
I'm sure I will say it again...
I have the very best Dad in the universe.

Go boldly into your 60's.
May all your dreams come true.

48 comments:

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

The bond between a dad and a daughter is so beautiful. What a great post~ I miss my dad! Enjoy your times together!!

Tamar SB said...

Happy birthday to your daddy! You clearly love him and he clearly loves you!

Gigi said...

Beautiful post! Happy birthday to your wonderful Dad!

cat said...

What a beautiful tribute!

Ewa said...

what a beautiful post, your words are perfect!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You and your daddy made me cry this morning. Beautiful; you and his words.
Happy bday sweet man!
xoxoxo

Mark said...

Nice! Very very nice. Happy 60th to your Dad.
Your Friend, m.

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

you are beautiful and so are your words. happy birthday to your dad!

Mari said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Dad. I know from what you have posted before that he's a great guy - and he raised a super daughter!

Susan said...

Oh how sweet, how tender, how touching.

I longed to hear those words from my dad too.

I miss hearing them now.

Happy Birthday to my BEAUTIFUL friend Becky's dad.

You are truly are Becky, in more ways then one.

Hope you have a great day♥

Susan said...

oops, truly BEAUTIFUL!!

Katie said...

Oh don't be sad (: I am sorry I have not been around much. I was getting into blogs so much in the last couple years that I was not being as involved with my kids. I have had to scale back a ton. I have not had the time to sit and read as much as I once did. It doesn't mean I don't love your blog and all your awesome pictures, I do. I do visit still but don't always leave comments. (: Your still in my heart. Your pictures are awesome. I am taking pictures this weekend it has been about 6 mo. I am doing a wedding and senior pictures, fun fun. Have a great weekend (:

Skeller said...

Becky - you totally made me cry. In a good way. ;-) You have the very best kind of Dad!!! I wish him a wonderful bday and I wish for you to be able to see yourself the way your dad sees you. And the way God sees you. and smiles. Amen.

AJ said...

What a beautiful post...happy birthday to your dad!!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Absolutely beautiful post- so touching.

KimberlyAnne said...

Happy birthday to your Dad! He seems like an amazing father.

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Lovely words and images. best to your Dad on his big BD.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. :)

American in Bath said...

I though the internet wasn't supposed to make me cry. Thanks Life with's Daddy for warming me into a smile.

lifebythecreek said...

Soooo sweet!!!!! Everyone should be so loved by SOMEBODY during their life...

kelly said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!! XO

gretchen said...

sweet. :) happy birthday to your dad!

Lisa said...

Oh! Becky! I love your daddy! You are beautiful. He sees your heart...even on the fat, ugly days. :)

My father would say this to me. He would say "Look at her! She is gorgeous and she looks just like me. " ~ He would say this even on the fat ugly days. I miss him so much!

I know it wasn't suppose to but this post really touched my heart so much I burst into tears. Don't tell anyone...I'm okay though.

Give your dad one more special hug and kiss for me because you know, not every girl has a daddy like this...We are the lucky ones!!!!

Love you beautiful Becky!!! even on the fat, ugly days ~ especially on the fat, ugly day. :)

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Wonderful post! You brought a tears to my eyes.
Barb

LLW said...

So nice to read this - brought tears to my eyes - love it!

LLW said...

So nice to read this - brought tears to my eyes - love it!

deb duty said...

Beautiful post, Becky!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! My Dad's birthday is tomorrow......you are beautiful Becky!!

photowannabe said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Dad. He sounds like such a special person.
Why is it I always feel like crying when I read your posts?
Girl, you have such a way with words.
Blessings to you always be they fat or skinny days. (:O)

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. Sounds like he is a very special person. I could hear it in your written words. Cherish the time you have together. It is priceless.

xoxo

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Me, too...but I adore yours b/c you certainly are a wonderful tribute to that man!

(Oh, and my boys have the very best daddy, too. He just walked in and I can already her Lego bricks clanking around on the floor...)

Hope you and your beautiful family have the very best holiday-weekend ever. Ever!

Serline said...

I never got the chance to say it to my Dad; he passed on soon after his 59th birthday, so for all of you out there, do it while you have your chance. Tell your Dad what you feel about him...

Grandma J said...

I'm gonna cry. What a beautiful post to your day.

Happy Birthday Rebeckah's DAD!!

My dad died young, but not as young as my husband.

Barbara Manatee said...

what a special post! Makes me especially glad that I'll be seeing my parents tomorrow!

Stopping by from PSF

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful words! The words you dad said are words every girl longs to hear.

Kelly said...

*tears* So Sweet! Happy Birthday to your awesome dad!

Anonymous said...

He is the very best, isn't he! Love you John "Rocky" Sr. You are SUPER!!!

Leovi said...

Congratulations to your dad and I think the same as him. so you can see that pretty picture. Greetings.

septembermom said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! What a lovely post :) Cherish your time with him. I miss my dad so much...

TechnoBabe said...

Well, darn, I got choked up. How fortunate you are to have a dad to love you sincerely. This means to much to me. Happy Birthday to your dad.

jlo said...

The love of a daddy and his girl...nothing else like it!

Maggie May said...

I loved this one! Great!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kari said...

This is totally beautiful Becky! Beautiful just like you! You make your dad sound amazing! I am so happy for you!

robin bird said...

such heartfelt words! thanks for your comment and the visit :)
robin

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Aww, happy birthday to your Dad!

Teachinfourth said...

Dads can be pretty cool sometimes, can't they?

Buckeroomama said...

Happy birthday to your daddy! You do have the best daddy in the whole world. :)

Mrs4444 said...

Fantastic. Really. I love it. Give your dad a kiss and a hug from me, okay?