At times it can seem like fathers spend nearly all of their time and effort embarrassing you, but of course, when you need them the most, these amazing “super-dads” are there for you 100 percent.
In a story shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page, a young woman described the beautiful moment her dad came through for her in a tough time, and continued every single day since.
The woman shared that when she was 20 years old, a guy “broke my heart into a million pieces on Thanksgiving Day.” She was so heartbroken that her father physically caught her as she collapsed to the floor. As the days went on, her family and friends continued to check on her. Like many who have suffered a particularly crushing heartbreak, she managed to get through it, but was having a difficult time.
“One day, I told my dad about the one thing that kept haunting me. I told him: ‘I am so used to getting a ‘good morning text’ from him everyday. Before I even get out of bed it hits me like a ton of bricks. It is a daily reminder that it’s over…he isn’t coming back,'” she wrote.
The young woman considered her father to be a real-life Superman.
Not receiving a daily good morning text might not seem like a big deal, but to this woman it reminded her every day that this relationship that meant a lot to her was now over.
Upon hearing this, her father decided to make it his job to tell his daughter “good morning” every day.
“From that day forward, he sent me a ‘good morning’ text,” she wrote. “His texts include inspirational quotes, heartfelt messages of encouragement and reminders of how much he loves me.”
For seven years her father sent her a text every single day.
Her father’s seven years of messages helped build back her confidence and give her a sense of fearlessness to face all that life could possibly throw at her.
In her story she writes that she has since moved on from the heartbreak that started it all, and although she has moved away and found an “amazing man,” her father still continues to text her “(almost) every day.”
Each text is just as sweet as the last.
She wrote how she believed her father was selfless, hard working, and didn’t take himself too seriously, and it was because of his actions that she believed these traits to be true.
I have watched him fiercely love my mother for over 30 years; he still brings her flowers, pulls her in for a slow dance in the kitchen and writes her love notes. When a man like that sits at the center of your universe, it makes you feel as though anything is possible. That kind of confidence in a little girl is unmatched. That little girl can be fearless.
When she needed rescuing her Superman was there to save her.
She ended her story with a message to not only her father, but to all fathers,
“To the dads out there and to my dad – thank you. You may not know it but your little girls are watching your every move and hanging on your every word. We thank you for never letting us forget how special we are.”