Dear Daddy, I love you

Please be gentle and kind with me. I am young. I am learning. Have patience please. I will learn. I am developing and it’s hard sometimes to listen and to remember.

I don’t mean to disrespect you or anger you. That is never my intention. My motives are pure and innocent. I don’t want to cause you frustration, but I do want to have fun, be stimulated, try things on my own…and have your attention.

I love it when you look at me with a smile. I love when you talk with me. I love when you listen to my stories, and I love hearing your stories. I like playing with you and being curious with you. I love your hugs.

You are my safety. I want to trust you. I look up to you. I learn from you and your example.

Sometimes I have big feelings and I can’t control myself. I want to release my emotion through crying or yelling or stomping. This is how I express myself and show you how I’m feeling. Can you see me for who I am? Can you love me even when it’s hard to love me?

I’m not trying to be difficult, I just don’t have the skills yet to understand myself and express myself well. Please teach me the skills. I will learn.

I love you Daddy,

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  1. Andrea Pask
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    This hit home hard tonight for Shane and I. Thanks for this gentle, eloquent reminder that kids are still learning and aren’t trying to be difficult. Wise words, my friend:)

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