When you have a daughter you start to realize she’s just as strong as everyone else in the house—a force to be reckoned with, a soul on fire with the same life and gifts and passions as any man. Little One, you love everything pink and frilly and I will surely understand if someday makeup is important to you. If her awakening to the makeup aisle comes at the typical age, I figure we have about five years to radically alter the arc of history and the subjugation-by-image of the female gender. And it begins in the heart of each and every woman.
But sitting in this store aisle, you also begin to realize most people won’t see her that way. But I pray three words will remain more important to you—the last three words you say every night, when I ask the question: “Where are you the most beautiful? From my heart to yours, Daddy ————— Like the last letter I wrote to my daughter, I wrote this first for her and the day I’ll eventually read it to her. ————— Audio: Click here to hear an audio version of this post Next Post: “The Key to a Man’s Heart (and Why He Gets Road Rage)” Free e Book: My e Book, The Marriage Manifesto: Turning Your World Upside Down, is available free to new blog subscribers.
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Words have power, and the words on display in this aisle have a deep power. May you always defiantly resist the aging of your spirit. Your finish has nothing to do with how your face looks today and everything to do with how your life looks on your last day. May you be aged by grace, may you grow in wisdom, and may your love become big enough to embrace all people.
Words and phrases like: Affordably gorgeous, Infallible, Flawless finish, Brilliant strength, Liquid power, Go nude, Age defying, Instant age rewind, Choose your dream, Nearly naked, and Natural beauty. May your flawless finish be a peaceful embrace of the end and the unknown that follows, and may it thus be a gift to everyone who cherishes you.