When a little girl's daddy is not a part of her life, everything changes. He isn't there to take her to school or bring her home. He isn't there to play with her or help her look for lost toys. He doesn't tuck her in at night or tell her bedtime stories.
Though the little girl misses her daddy very much, she is learning that he loves her the best way he knows how. What's more, she knows that God is her true Father and He will always keep her safe and loved no matter what.
Growing Up without My Daddy shares a story of being fatherless through the perspective of a little girl growing up in a big world without feeling the unconditional love and security of a father. This children's book seeks to help parents guide their little girls through healing the hurt and pain of growing up without their fathers so that they will aspire to become loving and confident young women.
This book speaks to the heart of every little girl who had to grow up without the attention of a loving and caring father. Angela Adley has opened her own heart and shared from her truth with honesty and love. This book offers hope to every little girl who simply wanted her daddy's love.
— Angela Carr Patterson
Growing Up Without My Daddy is a personal memoir of being fatherless through the perspective and lens of a little girl growing up in a big world, and not feeling the unconditional love, and security of a father.
Heartbreaking emotions are reflected as she yearns and craves the attention, acknowledgement, acceptance, and the approval of her father. The daily experiences that her father is absent for, and her discontent as a result of his absence are also explored and shared.
Ultimately, she carries this weighted burden inside as she desperately wants to connect and build a relationship with her father. Though, as a little girl, she doesn’t know how, and processing her pain is very difficult.
Learn as a parent how to assist your little girl in healing the hurt and pain of growing up without her father by learning what to say, and do, to fill that void in her life- so that as she grows into a young adult women she will not desire as much external validation, or begin to replace love and security with false fulfillments.
Angela J. Adley is a pediatric speech-language pathologist residing in Seattle, Washington. She recently became a certified fatherless daughter advocate through Angela Carr Patterson’s Journey to Being System, which inspired this personal story to assist young girls in filling the void of growing up fatherless.