Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    I see my oldest daughter posting things on facebook about how "I am her inspiration" (she is training to compete), "I'm becoming my Dad", "I know where I get my quads from" or "my Dad raised us like such and such" and I am amazed at how influential I was and I was a kid myself doing the only thing I could - the very best I could because I was clueless because my father failed in that capacity. So to know that as incompetant and incapable as I was as a child raising a child I have fruits that are so sweet to the taste. It is surely a blessing to her as well.

    Now with my 11yo I see how much I am able to mold (or break) her spirit or character. It is something that has me horrified and rejoicing at simultaniously. Everything about her is putty in my hands. What an honor and a privilege there is in parenting a daughter.

    These little victories that I am fortunate to see may just save me from the impending mid-life crisis that is characteristic of a man my age.
    Your daughter is very lucky to have a father who takes his responsibility as seriously as you do.
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  2. Yeah, cool stuff. I'm fortunate that I don't work weekends or all summer. I make sure to tell my daughters how most dads we know work all the time, travel, and aren't home to cook/any/bedtime stories.
    And as a teacher, clearly I don't make that much money. But I have tons of time with my family which is worth more than any income.
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    Our family understands that because I am an "underachiever" in my career ambitions I work reasonable hours for a reasonable salary which provides a reasonable lifestyle (reasonable today is roof, food and clothes). The downside is that I do not have the lifestyle of one who is very invested in creating a more wealthy and comfortable and luxurious lifestyle. The upside is that I am able to invest myself into my family.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Our family understands that because I am an "underachiever" in my career ambitions I work reasonable hours for a reasonable salary which provides a reasonable lifestyle (reasonable today is roof, food and clothes). The downside is that I do not have the lifestyle of one who is very invested in creating a more wealthy and comfortable and luxurious lifestyle. The upside is that I am able to invest myself into my family.
    yep, my philosophy exactly. My brother who makes $200k is tied to his crack Berry 24/7. Works all holidays and is basically on call forever. He's a hotel manager but doesn't get to see his kids much.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Our family understands that because I am an "underachiever" in my career ambitions I work reasonable hours for a reasonable salary which provides a reasonable lifestyle (reasonable today is roof, food and clothes). The downside is that I do not have the lifestyle of one who is very invested in creating a more wealthy and comfortable and luxurious lifestyle. The upside is that I am able to invest myself into my family.
    Always have to find the balance. When I got a big promotion a few years back, I made the deal with my wife that work stays just there not at home. So in essence, while at work I work like crazy and that allows me to be at "home" with my daughter. The balance is so necessary. Daughters truly need their fathers influence m
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Yes, she is and she has. She makes her father proud.

    Thanks!
    I am pretty impressed with her progress and wanted to show off some...429183_10101018344910653_1095552421_n.jpg
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  7. Wow Sir. So do you design her training? What about school athletics? The boys come knockin all the time, I bet.
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    No. Unfortunately she lives about 2000 miles from me with her husband in Savannah GA. She hired an IFBB female trainer. She always calls her Dad for advice

  9. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    She always calls her Dad for advice
    The one phrase that sums up all thoughts and dreams of a real father.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    No. Unfortunately she lives about 2000 miles from me with her husband in Savannah GA. She hired an IFBB female trainer. She always calls her Dad for advice
    Absolutely awesome. That truly is what all of us fathers should strive for.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    I am pretty impressed with her progress and wanted to show off some...429183_10101018344910653_1095552421_n.jpg
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    Her husband is a lucky man.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by vidapreta View Post
    Her husband is a lucky man.
    I hope he values his health and fitness the same as she does
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    He's an active Army Ranger.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    He's an active Army Ranger.
    Yep, that'll work. Haha.

  15. Thanks for the links guys, I'm a single dad to my 6 year old daughter, and I'm trying really hard to get my act together for her and mentoring for when she gets older.

  16. While this clip is a mother's account of her own realization during parenthood, the same aspects are certainly applied with any father. Someone sent this to me a few months back. Being a dad to a beautiful little girl myself, this really hits home. It's all of those "ordinary days" that sum up the whole in the end. Enjoy every day. Worth the watch:


    Evolutionary Muse - Inspire to Evolve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    It's all of those "ordinary days" that sum up the whole in the end.
    Good to hear from you brother!

  18. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Good to hear from you brother!
    Likewise, B!

    We need to catch up.

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  19. All men whether they are fathers of daughter or not should read this book. If you are a husband this can even help you with your wife/wives.

    This is a really good book!! I read when my wife was pregnant with my now 22month old daughter!! I feel so strongly about this book that I buy a copy for every father to be that I know. Getting ready to deliver another book to my brother-in-law as well. I know too many girls/women that have issues that are a direct result of their relationship(s) with their fathers. I never put the two together until reading this book though.
    Day by Day, we get better and better! Till’ we can’t be beat – Won’t Be Beat!
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    I cannot believe this is my little girl! Sorry about the last picture crop. Just can't bring myself to post pictures of my daughters ass on the internet
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  21. Impressive back

  22. Fit, athletic and no doubt a strong personality to back it up. A father WOULD be proud!
    Day by Day, we get better and better! Till’ we can’t be beat – Won’t Be Beat!

  23. Holy crap she's in shape!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeg313 View Post
    Impressive back
    Yeah. No kidding, huh? I am pretty impressed myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang0341 View Post
    Fit, athletic and no doubt a strong personality to back it up. A father WOULD be proud!
    Strong is an understatement. I can't complain too much as the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.

  26. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Strong is an understatement. I can't complain too much as the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.
    And certainly an appropriate thread title
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    Quote Originally Posted by threeFs View Post
    And certainly an appropriate thread title
    Touché

  28. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    Touché
    There was supposed to be a compliment in there. I didn't mean it in a sarcastic way :-)
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    I have admitted in the past that I am illiterate. Have I not?

    It was a misuse of the word on my part.

    I did indeed take it as a complement. Thank you!

  30. Quote Originally Posted by David Dunn View Post
    I have admitted in the past that I am illiterate. Have I not?

    It was a misuse of the word on my part.

    I did indeed take it as a complement. Thank you!
    All good. Happy Easter if you observe, otherwise, Happy Sunday!
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