To the First Man to Make Me Feel Like a Princess-Happy Father's Day!

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To the First Man to Make Me Feel Like a Princess..Happy Father’s Day.

Although my father is no longer with us, I know that in his eyes I could do no wrong.  He made me feel like I was a Princess.  And while I never (for the most Princesspart) gave him reason to think otherwise,  I was, as every daughter knows,  “Daddy’s Little Girl”.    

Fathers often get the short end of the Hallmark /Special Day treatment.  You know what I mean.... Mother’s Day is a hallowed day, with roses and gifts, and breakfasts in bed.  And that’s as it should be.   

But what about Dads?   Many will be outdoors cooking on the grill, or watching the US Open.  Perhaps they will have time to even hit some golf balls themselves.  But they just never seem to get the accolades that Moms do.

So to all the Dads out there, and that includes Uncles, Grandfathers,  and Father figures ….. thank you.

Thank you for showing us how to throw a football and swing a baseball bat.

Thank you for attending our games and recitals, sitting for hours when you’d rather be at home after working all day.

Happy Father's DayThank you for teaching us to drive a car and always making sure we wear our seatbelts.

Thank you for just always being there... no matter what.

Thank you for making little girls everywhere feel like they are indeed special Princesses.

Happy Birthday, Dad!



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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Katy, What a nice tribute to your Father. I know you have a lot of cherished memories.
Jun 15, 2012 11:41 PM #8
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
Kathy, my Dad is longer with us..but, his memory will live on with his children..10 are still living..and every time we get together we, of course, talk about dad and mom. This is a great post and suggested!
Jun 15, 2012 11:51 PM #9
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Oh, how true and sweet! I have to send this one to my Daddy too!  Lovee it and great post again!

Jun 16, 2012 12:28 AM #10
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Kathy...and many days going to Figure skating...ha. It was Fun.


Jun 16, 2012 01:06 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Kathy, I am always so happy to see heartfelt connections between dads and daughters. You put this perfectly. Cheers and thank you to wonderful men and father's everywhere.

Jun 16, 2012 01:27 AM #12
Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
What a nice tribute to your own Dad and all the others out there who make their little girls feel special and safe and loved. Sounds like we were both very lucky in the "Dad department!"
Jun 16, 2012 01:42 AM #13
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kathy-I know your Dad is very proud of you and has a smile on his face as he watches over you. Great tribute to your Dad from his princess.

Jun 16, 2012 02:41 AM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lisa- thank you and hope your weekend is off to a good start!

Scott- and you as well.  Hope you're treated very specially this weekend.

Dorie- Oh how I'd love to hear that one.  My dad and then my uncle taught me to drive a stick shift.  Fortunately Houston is flat so no hills!

BARFF- critter still around?

Joan- absolutely.  I love it during the holidays when dads are in the mall with their children trying to buy gifts.  

Fernando- Hope you are treated like a KING on your special day. 

Joanna- you are so lucky!  I know you'll make his day special.

Debbie- I do and I wish all kids could grow up with those memories. 

Rebecca- Wow 10!! You are so lucky.  I hope you're passing those stories down to the grandchildren.

Kristin- thank you.  And hope your dad has a great Father's day.

Fred- that sounds like fun.  I think my dad would have preferred that over piano recitals!  

Debb- yes a big thank you!  I love seeing father's involved with their families and taking on more parenting responsibilities. 

Nancy- we are lucky.  Dads have a way of making all little girls feel so special. 

Sharon- Thanks!  I like to think that all dads are still around watching over us all. 


Jun 16, 2012 03:47 AM #15
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Kathy, I was never fortunate enough to have a real father.  Nor did I become one myself.  But, I have had several older guys that I hung out with after I was older of whom I grew quite fond.  And, from time to time, they would give me advice and, of course, hang out with me.  Most of them have gone on to greener least I hope they did. 

But, here's to all the dads who sacrifice so much for their princesses (and princes!). 

Jun 16, 2012 04:27 AM #16
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Kathy, what a wonderful tribute. If any Father is questioning his worth today, all he has to do is read your post and endeavor to be there for his children. Thanks for posting.

Jun 16, 2012 06:35 AM #17
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Kathy, as a fellow princess, I enjoyed your post. My Dad is gone so now I honor my sons Dad ;). They definitely deserve their day too!

Jun 16, 2012 06:55 AM #18
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Pass the tissues please.  You had me with the title....barely got through the first line.  My dad is still here and I'll be posting to him tomorrow.  I am also a fellow princess, and it doesn't matter how old you get or how old he gets....daddy's little princess is a wonderful feeling!

Jun 16, 2012 08:04 AM #19
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Very very sweet Kathy! What little girl doesn't want to feel like a princess and especially by her Daddy!

Jun 16, 2012 08:50 AM #20
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Well said Kathy and thank you to all the men in our lives who make us feel safe and secure as well. I know growing up Dad, was our 'protector'.

Jun 16, 2012 12:29 PM #21
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Kathy, So sweet and got me thinking....

"thank's dad for all those spit shines on my navy blue shoes I wore to 8 years of Catholic school. You did the same for my 5 sisters, and that's a lot of spit!" LOL

Jun 16, 2012 01:27 PM #22
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

Kathy, great tribute to your Dad and Fathers everywhere. We all deserve to feel like a Princess ;)

Jun 16, 2012 04:26 PM #23
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I love your post Kathy.

As a father, I don't feel the need for the same accolades that others get. It is a gift to be a father, even if it is not Hallmark special!

Hug a Father!

Jun 16, 2012 05:02 PM #24
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Kathy on behalf of the dads in the world we thank you.  Sad to say some won't get a phone call, a card or anything but that is the way it is sad to say. 

Jun 16, 2012 08:05 PM #25
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Kathy.  Great tribute to your Dad.

Jun 16, 2012 08:49 PM #26
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Lovely post, Kathy. and a great tribute to your Dad. Fathers are special people.

Jun 16, 2012 11:21 PM #27
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