Dear Colbie Caillat. A Letter From A Father Of 2 Tween Girls.


Dear Colbie Caillat.

It’s hard raising kids.

Anyone who says it isn’t, is lying.
But it is also the greatest thing in the world.
You have no idea how much I freaking love it.
And the older mine get, the more fun it has become.
My girls love Jesus and family.

But they also love boys and Demi Levato. #LetItGo!!!!!

And we pray someone they look up to will let them know that their life is worth more than their boobs and image.
So when you released your single “TRY”, I literally teared up.
They have so much pressure to fit in.
Yes, their Jesus loving Christian music influences say this stuff all the time.
But my kids don’t listen to a lot of Christian music.
Gasp.

So for an artist they both admire to bring this message to the masses, it makes this dad of tween girls growing up in a world of tween makeup selfies and mothers of tweens make up selfies so thankful.
So thank you Colbie.
From the depths of my heart.
Carlos

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  • Kelli Webster

    Yes! I love what she did! It makes me feel better about myself and I’m a grown adult!

  • Christy Loveless Riffel

    Loved this!

  • tymm

    yep.

  • Paola Rarick

    Thanks for bringing this up! Can’t wait to share with my 10 year old daughter!! I work with young girls and it breaks my heart to see them suffer within themselves. Thanks so very much for posting!!

  • Donna Post

    OMGOSH! Thanks for sharing this. I’ve always liked Colbie but now I LOVE her. What a positive inspiring message for ALL women. Be what God designed you to be, not what this world wants to make you into.

  • Sherri

    Amen and amen. I was so thankful about 30 seconds into this video when I saw what it was saying. Our girls need to love who God made them to be and stop trying to live up to some unattainable image of perfection that’s not even real. I’m with you on this one, Lose.

    • Sherri

      Los too =)

  • Allison Swanson

    As a women who has daughters. I feel this on many levels. What a great song and video. I actually cried. Thanks for posting Carlos! I too thank Colbie!

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  • Heather B

    Our girls need all the help they can get in society today! Thank God for good influences and role models. We strongly feel it starts at home, too. I know we need all the help we can get. We just got a copy of a brand
    new book, well renewed, so to speak, I think you might enjoy called “She Calls
    Me Daddy: 7 Things You Need to Know About Building a Complete Daughter,” by
    Robert Wolgemuth. The original book came out in the 90s, a best-seller, has
    been updated for today. His girls are grown up and give their own input along
    with their husbands who are daddies to girls. I understand 40% of the book is
    new material. It’s so unique in this way. Robert puts the anxieties of Daddy
    raising his girl(s) to rest, guiding you through challenges and good times –
    protecting, conversation, affection, discipline, laughter, faith, conduct. So
    great for helping daddies learn to lead, love and cherish. An invaluable
    investment. I highly recommend it! Blessings on your family, Peter!
    http://www.tyndale.com/She-Calls-Me-Daddy/9781589977853#.U7jH414Q7wI

  • kellyasummers

    last night, i was at a community/small group thing and a man brought up this video and then went on a little spiel about how he doesn’t like when girls wear makeup because to him it says they’re not happy with how God made them. 1. it annoyed me because i’m happy with the way God made me but also makeup is fun and i do it for myself, not to impress others. and 2. it made me not want to watch this video because girls do things for a lot of reasons other than for guys. but yeah, this video made me tear up, and i think it’s a great message. not that you CAN’T wear makeup or straighten your hair, but that you don’t have to change yourself to get someone else to like you. and at the end of the day you should like yourself because God likes you.

    i saw a post the other day that said something like “do you think God ever looks at you and says ‘what do you mean you don’t love yourself, I worked so hard on you.'”

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