Shop the fall collection ➔

To all the dads out there raising daughters who are compassionate, confident, and bold world-changers, thank you.

For teaching our precious girls how to color outside of the lines, and create their own life design, thank you. 

For showing our daughters that there is nothing in this world they can’t try or do, thank you. 

For wiping away the tears, absorbing the emotions, and many times just simply holding them in silence, thank you. 

RELATED: To the Dads Who Love Daughters

For having patience to spare, when a mother’s tank is depleted, thank you.

For stepping out of your comfort zones, and into our daughters’ hearts and souls, thank you. 

For quietly tucking a tiny, invisible hammer into their back pockets in case any glass ceilings get in their way, thank you.

For stepping up to fill in positions you never knew were available for application, thank you. 

To all the dads who have secretly stolen their little girls’ hearts to keep them safe for eternity, thank you.

You are the heroes.

You are the tear-wipers.

You are the heart-menders.

You are the secret-keepers.

You are the role models.

RELATED: My Husband Dreamed of Boys; God Gave Him Girls

And you will always and forever be our daughters’ first love.

Liz Spenner

Liz is a former elementary teacher and now a stay-at-home mama to six little ones. She writes as an inspiration and encouragement to other women, and most especially mothers on her blog, www.gracefullywoven.net (where you can subscribe and receive her free Five-Day Mini-Motherhood Devotional!). Liz loves spending with her family, outside as often as possible, as well as sneaking a few moments to herself with a run, dark chocolate and writing, with her faith as her greatest motivation.

Dear Husband, Thank You For Giving Our Daughters the Best of You

In: Kids
Dad hugging daughters

To my husband and father of girls, I know you don’t have a son to carry on your family name, but your children will pass along something even more powerful. You are sharing something to last even more generations. From you, our girls are inheriting your generosity. They are inheriting your servant-heart. They are inheriting your dedication. They are inheriting your submission to God. They are inheriting your compassion. To them, you are passing along your strength. You are passing along your empathy. You are passing along your reverence of God. You are passing along your legacy, and the power...

Keep Reading

It’s True What They Say About Little Girls and Their Daddies

In: Kids, Motherhood
Toddler girl resting head on daddy's shoulder

Well, I had a pretty good run. With two sons, I had a lot of years being number one. They always adored their dad, but the mommy show was definitely prime time during their early years. The consoler-in-chief and fun times brigade, their eyes lit up the brightest for me, without a doubt. I’m reminding myself of this now that I’m nonexistent to my 15-month-old daughter as soon as her daddy enters the room. Parent-child relationships are complicated and varied, and every one is unique. But there are certain stereotypes about the mother-son and father-daughter bond I’m learning are based...

Keep Reading

I’ll Always Be My Daddy’s Girl

In: Grown Children
Dad holding newborn baby

A girl needs her dad, it’s that simple.  I was blessed to be raised by great parents. My mother was the ultimate warrior. A stay-at-home mom, booster club president, and Girl Scout troop leader extraordinaire. My sister and I always had everything we needed to thrive. Who was the constant that made all of that possible? Dad. Working full-time, sometimes even two jobs at a time. He made sure my mom could stay home with us and give us the stability we needed. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13). My...

Keep Reading