June 17, 2011

DADDY'S GIRL

The bond between a father and a daughter is a beautiful, special thing. And I'm so blessed to be able to call this great man my Dad.
He's the one who took me to Europe when I was eleven years old and said "I wanted the first man to take you to Paris to be someone who would love you always and no matter what."
He's the one who didn't bat an eye when I told my parents I was moving to Italy and said, "you dream the dream and we'll help you get there."
He's the one who I could turn to when I missed someone so much it hurt, put me on a plane the next day and said, "you need to see him in person to figure this out."
He's the one who started the tradition of our father/daughter dates when I was a little girl and said, "I want you to see the respect with which a man should treat you."

He's the one who let me dream as big as I desired, travel as far as I wanted, soar as high as I dared, and said, "the world is your oyster. You can be anything you want to be."

Happy Father's day, Dad. I love you!

42 comments:

KC said...

very sweet post! best to you and your pops!

Arianna said...

That is really sweet Crystal! Those photos are cute ;)

Amanda @ Bits & Pieces said...

How special, and well put. Sounds like you have a fantastic Dad!

ludmila @ creamylife said...

So sweet! I miss my dad so much, living far from him isn't exactly the easiest thing in life.

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

gosh i got a little weepy reading this. beautiful post, crystal! xo

The Pocket Stylist said...

Crystal, it is fabulous you have such an amazing Dad! My Dad took me on my first "date" when I was 13. We have the same type of bond you have. I am always asking him for advice. And if I talk about him I am always brought to tears. Great post!!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

@The Pocket Stylist: Thank you so much for sharing that! Sounds like you have a pretty terrific dad! xo

Ana Antunes said...

Ooops you did it again! Crystal you and these posts that make me cry!... Reading this I felt the need to confess something not everybody knows about me, but nobody knows me in this little part of the world of blogs (beside mine). I never met my father and unfortunately my mother died without being able to tell me. It was supposed to be somebody very powerfull from politics in my country. But I might never find that out. Anyway... reading this I realised that If I ever had a father that is how I would like him to be. Thank you for sharing with us .

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

@Ana: I'm so touched you'd share that with us here! Thank you so much for opening up like that. What a special story. I'm sure that your dad would be so proud of you if he could meet you. That special place in your heart of wonder and mystery is to be cherished always...there's beauty in that too.

Marie (le bellezze) said...

you don't even know how much I loved reading that! definitely made me a little teary. you're a lucky girl!

DENISE. said...

This is flippin' adorable! What an amazing man, and so sweet of you to so eloquently put it into words. Have a fun weekend!

KP said...

Your father sounds amazing. You guys have a wonderful relationship. Thank you for sharing!

Tricia Rose said...

In the photos it looks like you have your father's hands, long and strong - is it so?

Mary said...

Now I'm crying. I lost my dad last year. I miss him soooo much.
You need to treasure every minute you have with him because someday...

annawithlove said...

Beautiful. This is perfect.

Gigi said...

This post made me smile...my dad and I have special father/daughter dates too..we love checking out new and interesting restaurant together...I think more dad's should do this for their girls xoxx

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this very touching relationship you have with your dad. He is both amazing and unbelievable! What a great father you have. I love when you share your heart with us, I'm always moved to tears because you touch my soul!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, Crystal - this is just precious. It makes me want this for my own daughter!

meenal@maison marigold said...

this is such a beautiful tribute, crystal..has anyone told you that you look a lot like your father? have a lovely day..xx meenal

Sarah Derrig said...

So sweet, made me cry. I live overseas with my husband and little girl and I miss my Dad so much. But nothing gives me as much joy as seeing my husband spend time with my daughter. They to have Daddy/Daughter dates and it warms my heart. Thank you for sharing.

SHERRY HART said...

This was so touching. Looks like you had a wonderful father and that he taught you so much with his love. I hope you can celebrate with him.

Miz.November said...

Wow! You are one very lucky girl. Don't ever forget that. Your dad sounds like an amazing man.

imagine.create.play said...

What beautiful words to describe such a wonderful dad. You've truly been blessed. I hope one day that when I have a daughter she will say the same things about her father. xoxo

nadia said...

That is so special. I lost my father at 14 and I always wished I had more time with him to build that kind of bond. You are lucky to have him and he is very lucky to have you :)

xo Nadia

designchic said...

What a beautiful post for this special man...

andrea despot said...

aw! sounds like you have a really amazing dad :D

adorninc said...

Aww this is lovely! What a good Papa you have!

The World Tour said...

that is so very beautiful

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Such an incredibly sweet post dedicated to your dad! He seems like an amazing one!

Sarah Klassen said...

Crystal, this is so beautiful, I teared up all the way through! You are very blessed to have such a wonderful Father, and such cherished, unforgettable memories...

My own Father was never really present in my life — he was more of a distant uncle. My parents divorced when I was just about two years old... we do not see each other any more, but I feel very lucky to have a stepfather who loves me as much as any Father could, and was happy to step in and take the role of "Dad."

Hope all is well :)
xx, Sarah

Melissah said...

He sounds like a great dad with many words of wisdom

designstiles said...

This made me tear up. Maybe I'm just emotional. Either way, you're a lucky girl.

South Beach Mom said...

Beautiful story and choice of photos to go with it. Thanks for sharing!

classiq said...

I feel so teary after reading this beautiful post. I know how wonderful it is to have your father there for you in the most important moments of your life. :)Ada

Design Elements said...

beautiful tribut,Crystal! one of my fav posts on your blog! virtual hugs to you

mediterraneangirl15 said...

You have an AMAZING dad!

coco said...

What a lovely post! Thank you for sharing :)

Karena said...

Crystal sorry I did not get over before now!! What an inspiring father you have!! You are very fortunate!

xoxo
Karena
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Fashion-isha said...

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Alicia said...

Wonderful--you're a lucky girl!

Irina K. said...

I am so very touched that I almost cry. It is really amazing what you have with your dad.

Anonymous said...

Dear One ... I hope and pray you know what you have with your Father! So touching! I love it! Enjoy it! You are one lucky gal! Amazing, amazing! and know I am giving you
Pink Hugs,
Dee

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