Today I am wearing a brand new outfit.
Brand new from one of my most favorite stores, Eddie Bauer.
On Tuesday night, my Dad took me on a date and bought me two complete new outfits. I felt like a princess – I feel like a princess.
And if my Dad had taken me along for a ride to check out a garden tractor with him, I still would have felt like a princess.
He drove me to the big city in his 49 Panel van, the only one I know of, the one that is all my Dad. It has turquoise visors…I love those visors. I love that my dad built the entire thing himself, that the heat hardly works, that it’s loud and echoey and old and fully uniquely wonderful.
For dinner we went to Cracker Barrel, because it’s my favorite as much as his.
And to be honest, the whole evening was so wonderful and so dear to me I didn’t really think I should blog about it. Some things are so precious you just want to hold them to yourself. This is one of those moments.
But last night at dinner, somehow or another my husband recalled this song while he was teasing the boys and – as is typical for us at dinner time – he youtubed it and as soon as I heard it, I knew I had to share it with you all.
For the Daddy’s who read this blog – tell your daughter you love her. For the daughter’s who read this blog – hug your Daddy and let him know you will always be his little girl.
Because you always will be.
I love you, Father dear!