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Kirk Franklin Sees Youngest Daughter Off To College, Says ‘I Miss Her’

Kirk Franklin and his youngest daughter Kennedy Franklin share a strong daddy-daughter bond. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

Article By Christine Thomas


Daddy misses his girl.

Kirk Franklin has finally seen his daughter Kennedy Elizabeth Franklin off to college and like any protective father would be, he’s sick about it.

“House is different without her…But I’m proud of her,” the GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter and composer wrote on Twitter Sunday.

“Still I miss her,” he added, with the hashtag, “#daddysgirl.”

Kennedy, 18, is beginning her freshman year at Baylor University, where she was accepted in March. The private Christian college in Waco, Texas is ranked one of the best national colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

“The hardest goodbyes,” wrote the beloved daughter on Twitter, indicating that moving on campus and away from her family, and friends is tough on her too.

Earlier Sunday, Kirk tweeted, “Today I take my baby daughter to college,” and told his followers, “I'm dying inside.”

Kirk Franklin and Kennedy when she was just a baby (Photo Credit: Instagram)Though the adjustment period is hard, Kennedy has plenty to look forward to.

In addition to focusing on academics, she made the coed cheerleading squad at the university where she’ll be generating crowd enthusiasm, promoting school spirit, and supporting the athletes.­

In a February blog post, Kirk got transparent about his difficulty letting go.

“I see the passion in her eyes. The desire to fly and explore a new world. What I see in her eyes is night and day from what I see in mine,” he wrote. “In my eyes, time is standing still. I want her to stay the little girl. I don’t want her to grow up… and no longer need me, or love me.”

Kirk’s grief isn’t atypical.

Many parents mourn when their children first head off to college. In time, everyone will get used to the change.


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What a precious pic. Be strong Kirk. You'll always see her that way:) God bless her.

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