I make sure now that my husband helps me wrap presents on Christmas Eve. I want to make sure that I don’t hear that awkward conversation again when he asks kids where they got a present and they reply with a big grin, “from you and mom”. That may have happened a time or two. It is no fault of my husband. I tend to buy the presents, hide them, wrap them, and they go under the tree. I am thinking that is not all that abnormal 🙂
Maybe this year, you as a dad can have a special gift for your daughter. Just from you. Maybe even mom can be the one that asks where your daughter got it and hears your daughter say, “from dad”, with a big grin on her face.
It can be anything. My daughter doesn’t usually take great care of her things; however, she got a necklace from her daddy that she absolutely treasures and takes great care to protect it, because it is from him. It can be a special ornament, a book, a cool coffee mug, or a coupon for a “date night” of her choice. Or….. think about maybe printing the below excerpt out, framing it, and writing a personal note on it to your “princess”. You could even give her the book it came from called His Princess, Love Letters from Your King. (a collection of letters written as if they were coming from God to your daughter.)
YOU ARE MY MASTERPIECE
I love what I have created. I am delighted in you!
Don’t ever feel insecure about what you think you are not,
because I made you in My image and your uniqueness is a gift from Me.
I did not give you a life, My love, for you to squeeze into a man-made mold.
You are royalty, but you won’t discover that truth by gazing into a mirror.
Let Me be your mirror and I will reflect back to you your true beauty.
The more you gaze at Me, the more you will see My workmanship in you.
The sooner you see yourself for who you really are,
the sooner you can begin your reign as
My priceless princess with a purpose.
Your King and your Creator
“For we are God’s masterpiece, He created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
From His Princess, Love Letters from Your King, p166
Sheri Shepherd, Multnomah Gifts, 2004
Make sure your daughter knows she is your “princess”. You are the one to model to her how she should be treated by the people she dates down the road. It’s not about the gift – it’s about making someone feel special, loved, and cherished.