A Spontaneous, “I Love You, Daddy.”

ImageMy only little girl came home from church camp Friday afternoon. I hadn’t seen her for a whole week and I was turning into my driveway and got a glimpse of her. She saw it was me and her face lit up–along with my heart.

I didn’t have sisters growing up so sometimes this daddy thing is a bit awkward for me. I did have a few close female cousins but somehow I just don’t think it is the same. As I watch my oldest two growing up, I realize more what I didn’t have–to live with a girl everyday, 24/7 has its pluses (and minuses).

Then there are times I cast concern to the wind and just live in the moment with her. All of the younger siblings were in bed and I wanted to spend some time (quality and quantity if you were wondering) with my daughter. She said she wanted to play Jumanji, so we set up the game and just before we started playing she spontaneously said, “I love you Daddy.” My response was instantaneous, “I love you too, sweetheart.”

I think I understand more what Mary was doing with the events from Jesus’ life when the Bible tells me, “And she treasured these things in her heart.” At least that is what I believe I felt in that moment. Ever have a moment like this? i hope you treasure them.

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WE ARE A FAMILY OF SIX --SINCE 2009. ALTHOUGH OUR KIDS ARE ALL HOOSIER-BORN (all IN THE SAME HOSPITAL BY THE SAME WONDERFUL DOCTOR TOO!); Melissa and I ARE NATIVE BUCKEYES (A SWEET AND DELICIOUS TREAT!). WE COUNT OURSELVES MISSIONARIES TO THE HOOSIER NATIVES. AS FUNNY AS THAT SOUNDS WE HAVE YET TO MAKE ANY CONVERTS . . . TOO MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO BE FROM KENTUCKY AND MICHIGAN! KENT HAS BEEN A SPIRITUAL LEADER since 1987 AND MELISSA IS AN ELEMENTARY MUSIC TEACHER. THEY MET AND FELL IN LOVE IN GREENWOOD, INDIANA AND BEGAN MINISTRY TOGETHER IN MARION in 1996. FUNNY THING: MELISSA LIVES JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MARION, OHIO!
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