Hello Darlings, It is not often that I talk about my family or close friends. However with Father’s Day just few days away and my dad celebrating a milestone birthday it got me thinking of the importance of father – daughter relationships. To say that my father is the greatest man in my life would be an understatement, and I am sure many would say the same about theirs. In my case, I am as much of a father’s daughter as I am my mother’s.
Growing up as an only child, I’ve formed equally as close relationships to both of my parents. Growing up a girly girl with an inner tomboy is definitely thanks to their influence. Those who are familiar with writing or my social channels have seen my mom and our adventures but on another hand not so much of my dad. Perhaps due to his private and somewhat shy nature or his complete denial of having any presence on my social media, it is one of the closest relationships in my life that I have never publicly share.
They say being a daddy’s girl essentially makes your dad a hero and in fact it is true. The bond that I share with my father is unlike the one I have with anyone else. It is fair to say that I have taken on the qualities of both of my parents. My mother raised me to be a lady but my father raised me to be a strong woman and a leader. It is with his guidance that I’ve gained an unapologetic sense of self and that is a quality that I owe much of my success to. It is through his constant reassurance to not give into emotions that I am often seen as reserved, but also a quality that has saved me from many heartaches. It is also through his strong will that I’ve learned not to be afraid of taking a chance. The strength comes from him and the softness from my mother. Many will say that to those who know me I am more like my mother, but to those who don’t I’m the exact reflection of my father. It is true that they say that fathers make us powerful within.
Our fathers or father figures set an example and standard against which a daughter will judge all men. No man in this world can love a girl more than her father. While opening up about mine is not easy as we have an unspoken closeness, I hope that this Sunday every girl takes a moment to reflect on how wonderful it is to have a man in your life as exceptional as he is.
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*in collaboration with Giorgio Armani. The views and opinions expressed are my own.