I wish you would have done it right and were her first love and the man who would never leave her heart.
I wish you would have been the father in her life and the one she would measure all others against.
I wish you would have been there to teach her what a father teaches his children.
I wish you would have been there and not missed out on all those exciting moments in her life and there have been many.
I wish you would have been there to give the advice and help in understanding why things are the way they are.
I wish you would have been there to answer those difficult questions she has always had and be there to explain to her the reason for the answer given.
I wish you would have been there to share the difficult times that she has encountered in school and with friends during her childhood journey.
I wish you would have seen her grow throughout the years into a mature young lady – one who holds firm to her beliefs and passions.
I wish you would have been there to see her off during her first day of school each year and were able to see her music performances and art shows.
I wish you would have taken the peace offering of me sharing all her days with you.
I wish you could have been there to help raise our daughter and be part of who she has become.
Maybe you couldn’t have been there in person, but you could have experienced it all through pictures and via skype.