A Letter to My Daughters

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E… and J…

Hopefully, what I’m about to share with you isn’t the first time you recall hearing these things.  And, I know it’s a little weird to see them in the middle of a blog post (you know your weird dad :)).  But, maybe there’s just one dad out there who needs to see a dad express some of these things as  a reminder to share them with his daughter.  Thanks for humoring me, again.

You both know that I thank God daily for giving us (your mom and I) such beautiful girls.  And, you are not simply beautiful externally (which you are) but more importantly, you are becoming more and more beautiful internally.  You’re love for the Lord is becoming more and more evident by the way you serve and love others.  I see a Spirit in you that is helping shape and mold you into the woman God is designing.  It’s what your mother and I have prayed since before you were born, and continue to pray for you each day.

One day there will be a boy, er, young man who sweeps you off your feet.  We’ve watched Father of the Bride so many times that you can almost imagine how I’ll react.  I just pray you don’t have to bail me out of jail for opening bags of hot dog buns in the grocery store.  And, I won’t suggest the Steak Pit for your wedding reception.  Until that day comes, I know that God is continuing to refine you in preparation of that day.  And, He’s refining that young man as well.  I pray that you will let me, as your dad, help you and advise you as you enter into relationships over the coming years.  Not because I don’t think you can make wise choices but because you know that I love you and want the best for you.  And, when it comes to “love”, emotions and feelings often mask reality.  You need someone to help you see how this young man not only treats you in your dating but how he will treat you in marriage.

You are both gifts from God more priceless than anything else He has given your mother and I to raise.  I love you, both, more than you’ll ever know.  Your mom and I are proud of the young women you’re becoming.  We love you and look forward to that day when you announce that you have found the man that you (and we) have been praying for all these years.  Until (and even after) that day, you’re still, my “little” girls.  I love you….Daddy

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4 Responses to “A Letter to My Daughters”

  1. Tim Says:

    Wow! Heartfelt. Convicting. Challenging. Emotive.
    Jeff, thanks for reminder that those are the pieces of advice that I need to continue to say to my twentysomething daughters! Listening to how you care for them in a way that honors them, encourages them and esteems them at the same time is wonderful. I hope to be able to do the same as I pray for and talk into my daughters’ lives (and their husband and future husband).

  2. Jeff Abramovitz Says:

    Thanks, Tim. Appreciate the kind remarks!

  3. Jacks Says:

    Thanks daddy o 🙂
    You’re wondaful… and yes. I would hope I won’t have to bail you out of jail for going crazy ;).

  4. Jeff Abramovitz Says:

    Me either :). But, as I get older there may be some unsightly, sacrificial things you WILL need to do for the old man 🙂

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