it takes a tough man to make tender women who also have claws. they sound like beautiful girls worth chasing by young men who had better have their act together. (i chased a beautiful young girl and won her in the face of a craggy-old-guy father who didn’t believe a word i said; made me jump through flaming hoops, and then some. (but i always knew what he was up to, just as i knew that the drill sergeant wanted the best from us.)
And I bet you and your wife have a good relationship with her dad.
I looked at how my boyfriends treated my family and considered it when deciding to go further.