Sometimes, fathers find it difficult to express how they feel about their daughters.
It was from my quiet, reserved father that I learned to recognize what love truly means, via a long and difficult road. After a process of self-discovery and observing the actions of my father, I discovered that the things I thought were missing were there all along.
NOTE FROM VAL: This heart-wrenching story is a life-changer. I give this one Five Clicks.
ABOUT KRISTIN: Kristin Shaw is a writer, wife, and mother of a preschooler. She grew up in the RV capital of the world — Elkhart, Indiana — and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She enjoyed several years in Atlanta before the mother ship called her Texan husband home to Austin. Her favorite things are family, classic cars, sports, Italy and dessert; not necessarily in that order. You can reach her via Twitter @AustinKVS or her blog Two Cannoli, where she writes about relationships, motherhood and love.
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