Friday, July 17, 2009
She Still Calls Me Daddy by Robert Wolgemuth
Being a single girl, thus a daughter, and with no prospects of being married any time soon, I am hardly the audience to whom this book was intended. Yet advice for a father whose daughter is about to walk down the aisle, or has already walked down the aisle, was intriguing.
Dr. Wolgemuth wrote She Still Calls Me Daddy as a follow-up to his previous bestseller She Calls Me Daddy as a guide for fathers whose relationship is inevitably changing with their beloved daughters. He wants to remind them that she no longer belongs to him, but now belongs to another man. He has raised and given away two daughters in marriage, and wants to share his knowledge.
Wolgemuth relates the relationship between father and daughter to that of remodeling a house. Therefore, each chapter has a remodeler's checklist. It's a checklist of steps to take in letting your daughter go, how to navigate the changes occurring in the relationship, and how to accept your new son. And of course, the role of faith in your life.
It's interesting to read from a daughter's point-of-view, and a book that I hope to one day share with my own father.
Book cover photo used with permission from Thomas Nelson Publishers