To My Daughters,
I am not here to protect from the world and it's cruelty and hardships. I am here to hold your hand, give you the tools/weapons and fight beside you. Make you strong yet stay tender and kind.
Show you how to be resilient and make your scars into beauty. To keep you generous and wise and avoid the trap of the jaded and bitter. To see the best in people and protect yourself from the venom.
To hold you when it gets too much. Whisper in your ear reminding you how amazing, able and unique you are and how the universe is at your command.
I got your back girl...I love you is a special way a father loves his daughter. I give you my life, my heart, my everything and all I want in return is for you to be kind and true to yourself.
Eric Ell 6/2014