Every Little Girl Needs a Father Like Devon Still...
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@grannygee
This morning I was watching the news, and saw something about someone who has been getting my attention. That's Devon Still, and his little daughter, Leah.
I watched as he was being interviewed. I paid close attention to Leah as she laid against her daddy's chest. One could see she felt loved, safe being in her daddy's arms. It touched my very Heart.
I know I've read, heard that Devon Still hasn't been perfect. Neither have any of us. What matters is he has been there for his daughter while she is fighting a battle for her life. He is her knight in shining armor ... he is helping her to slay dragons that get in her path. She is stronger because of her daddy. Isn't that how fathers should be? Don't all fathers do this? Protect their little daughters?
I've been on the road little Leah is on ... it's full of frightening, painful things. Skip (my husband) was my shining knight in armor. He kept me strong, encouraging me to fight, fight, fight. He would tell me I was a fighter. I'm wishing little Leah to recover fully from this, never go through it again.
I was thinking I've never had a father who was there for me ... to hold me on his lap, and tell me I was safe, he'd protect me. Don't feel sorry for me ... because I had to learn to be stronger at an early age because he ... wasn't there for me. He was too afraid of my stepmother. That's beside the point I'm making here. I just stopped long enough to think ... I can't even imagine how it could have felt for my father to hold me as a child, making me feel safe from the world. Now ... my thoughts come back to reality. I never dwell in the past very long. It's what makes us ... it's how we use it to grow older. I grew older ... not at all bitter, angry ... I'm positive, and I'm a good person.
My point here, is: Don't you agree every little girl needs a father like Devon Still? In case you are wondering who Devon Still is ... Google him. He is the American football defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals. I'll never get the picture of Leah on her daddy's lap out of my mind, never knowing anything other from her father but, 'pure' love. Isn't it beautiful ... it made such an impression on me.
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