I walked in to get my hair done today and she said, “What’s new.” I smiled. She said, “Spill it, who is he?” And put the cape around my neck a little too tight. My face gave me away this time. I started blushing and couldn’t stop smiling. And she loosened the garment around my neck shaking her head and saying, “Yep, that’s what I thought…who did you meet?”
I thank God for this day. Sixteen years ago I had no idea what I was in for raising a daughter. I’m going to have a friend for life. Yes, she’ll leave me when she goes to college and she’ll start her own family one day hopefully. But I’m so excited for her to become an adult so we can be even closer. In the meantime I will do my best to parent her in a way that brings honor to God. Lord help me to continue to see her and my son as gifts that you’ve given me for a time. And help me to cherish that time because it will be over all too soon.
Really – people are the best gift. They are the only gift that matters.