I had one of the best times with one of my daughters I have ever had last night. Ava was turning four today, and knowing I wouldn’t see her until around 5:30 or so this evening – I wanted to give her a special time sometime…..so last night it was. I asked her if she wanted to go on a special date with just me and her……..and to see her eyes light up and get excited really makes life worth living. I asked her where she wanted to go and she said “on a walk”.
So off we went down the road to the park. She had a blast – on my shoulders as we walked through tree branches and on top of the rocks through the creek. She was laughing hysterically until we got into the creek…….but I was able to talk her into getting down and touching the water. Off to the park to swing and onto Dairy Queen for a cherry covered vanilla cone! She wanted to be on my shoulders again on the way home – so we made that happen through some soreness, lol. I think one of the greatest things God has given us is time – and why not use it to give those you care about most undivided attention? God has done quite a good job as a model for us fathers…….some days I really do understand that He loves our attention!
Oh yeah – I thought I’d share a recent photo of Tony Stewart (http://www.tonystewart.com) fishing over at Eldora Speedway a few weeks back. The race was rained out and postponed, but it was fun to chat with Tony and see how laid back he is.