My 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.