The words she said absolutely melted my heart. It was all I could do to hold back my tears.
“Dad, when I grow up I want to marry a man just like you.”
Hearing my beautiful 12 year old daughter say those words to me filled my heart with joy and gratitude. It meant that I was doing something right.
It meant that my efforts to be the best possible example I can for my children was paying off. It provided validity to my journey as a father.