Let’s talk about another holiday coming up this weekend. Father’s Day! The first Father’s Day was celebrated June 10, 1910. It was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to honor her father, Civil War veteran for the union William Jackson Smart. Dodd’s father was a widower who raised six children on his own. Because of this Dodd thought all men who raised their children deserved a holiday just as important as Mother’s Day. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson unfurled a flag for Father’s Day, after making Mother’s Day a holiday in 1914. It wasn’t until 1972 that President Richard Nixon made Father’s Day an official holiday. Today, Father’s Day recognizes all hardworking fathers who devote time to their families.
There’s nothing like a good relationship between a father and his daughter. A girl’s relationship with her father affects how she views herself, the world and the type of people she chooses to date or interact with. Girls with positive father relationships are most likely become confident young women with high self-esteem. They are less likely to have body-image issues and eating disorders. Girls are also less likely to be pressured into risky sexual behaviors and turn to a partner for emotional support. And because Cherry Blossom Intimates is about empowering women, below are quotes about father-daughter relationships. I hope you share these with the father figures in your life this weekend!
"It was my father who taught me to value myself.” – Dawn French
“I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my father is a king.” – Author Unknown
“There is this girl who stole my heart and she calls me Daddy.” – unknown
“There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.” – John Gregory Brown
“It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping.” – John Sinor
“It’s not that my standards are too high, its just that my daddy set an amazing example for how a man should treat me”
“The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage”
“Behind every independent girl, there is a father who trusted her, not the society”
“On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and straighten my crown”