“Daddy’s Girl” is a general term for a girl who is close with her father. Until my father passed away when I was 40 years old, I had always considered myself to be one.
Now a few years since he has been gone, I have been wondering about that part of my identity.
My Dad was kind, dependable, talented, funny, wise and great in emergencies. I used to admire my father so much that more than a few people reminded me that everyone is human and mortal. It was just sweet and fun to look up to him and be helped by him… as much a part of my life as having brown eyes.
His birthday is coming up next month, which gets me missing him. Feeling emotional this morning, I got on Twitter and wrote: I have always called myself a “Daddy’s Girl”. My Dad was so great I knew how lucky I was to have him. Now he is gone, does that name apply?
On Twitter, it is easy to wonder if people are really reading each other’s tweets. It feels a bit like putting a message in a bottle and floating it out to sea…only faster. A few minutes later though, I get a reply from a woman named @Esdeer who wrote:
“Yes. Your Dad will always stay in your heart and soul. You are and will always be his Daddy’s Girl.”
At that point I just burst into tears. It was almost as if I had asked the heavens a question and gotten a tweet back.