Receiving love and tenderness from your fathers is just as important as having it you from your mother. This artist has created a series to show how fathers can show affection.
Fathers are the protective shelter we tend to crawl behind as adults when we think that the world is too much. As children, we remember them as the one leading us to new adventures like riding a bike or driving a car. You probably remember the occasional drives to the lakeside, beachside or into the mountains during which you may have asked a million times for a bathroom break while he was driving. He probably never lost his patience when you asked for the millionth time for him to stop. Neither when you kept asking, "Are we there yet?"
Sometimes, when your mother wasn't around, he made you breakfast and tried to do your hair, iron your clothes, and drop you to school. Even before you were going to school, you probably remember snuggling into the bed with him when you were afraid of the dark. These memories keep him alive in your heart even if he's gone. An artist, Snezhana Soosh, has delved into her childhood and illustrated the most loving moments a father and daughter could have experienced.
"I always wanted to have a tender and loving relationship with my own father, but he didn't know how to show his love so most of the time was distant and cold," Soosh told The Huffington Post. "I was observing other fathers with their daughters and so loved each tender moment they had together. I think I drew what I lacked and very much wanted -- to feel loved and protected by my big papa."
She created a world that she hoped she had and now wants other fathers to learn from her art. "I hope fathers will see how important they are in their kids' lives and feel appreciated and inspired to show their love and affection," she told HuffPost. "I also want to say that real strength shows itself through love and tenderness."