If I had a daughter…

If I had a daughter, I would hug her tight and try to protect her childhood from those who want to take her away. Because I’ve learned that growing up in a world like this is not easy and full of temptations …

I will tell her that her world is also my world and that she holds my hand as long as she is never lost in a world of lost souls …

I’ll tell her that scars on the heart and bruises on the soul can be beautiful no matter where they come from. For I will, whenever the world tries to break her, I will hug her and remind her that our house is her playground and my arms her way out when everything else seems hopeless …

If I have a daughter, I will tell her that beauty is not just the contours of her face or the curves of her body, true beauty is a healthy sense of self and the corner of the heart where you keep your inner child …

And when she comes home one evening shattered, her eyes drawn from the first heartache, I will tell her that if we love someone it does not exclude the one who hurt us. I will try to teach her how to deal with pain in my own way. Because the world in which I grew up was not as gentle to me as I had dreamed of, as a small child that wanted to see the whole world. I will tell her that she will experience many painful moments in her life until she can finally heal. That she has to go through many sleepless nights before she finally falls asleep to wake up smiling with the sun …

I’ll tell her that there will be days when she locks herself in her room and hates me, but my door will always be open to her if she’s looking for a hot chocolate and a conversation with me, no matter what topic, I give her an advice …

And when the moment comes that she leaves my arms and our house to find the last part of herself out there in the world, then I will tell her that I hope she finds someone who makes her even a fraction of it loves how I do that she meets someone who looks at her with love and respect and that she never comes back home with that one look that shows Daddy that someone has hurt his little girl …

She just comes back to see that there really is someone who is always there for her, with a hot chocolate and an open ear for his little girl …

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