Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Cow Jumped Over The Moon


To all the fathers of daughters,

When you learned you were going to be a dad, I bet your first thoughts were of catcher's mitts, teeny golf clubs, and spending many hours teaching your boy all about the finer things in life...like football!


Never in your wildest dreams did you think your life would revolve around Hello Kitty, sleep-overs, and some guy named Justin Bieber instead of Nascar, fishing lures, and some power tools named Ryobi...right?


Let me ask you point blank.

When you first laid eyes on that tiny bundle of pink...did you remember ever really wanting anything else....except that little girl with your eyes?


Who else thinks you are just as funny as you think you are, but never throws a raised eyebrow your way...only blown kisses, followed by squeals of delight?


What does it feel like to be the only man in her life for now...but dreading the day you're not?


Can you imagine your life any sweeter than raspberry pink tutus, motorcycles and toe nail polish?


You musta been mistaken when you thought there wasn't a thing under the sun a little girl would want to do with her daddy by her side or that she'd be your number one fan...huh?


Who knew that a ponytail and flip flops would make your own heart go flip flop?


If someone had told you she'd love what you love only because you love it...just because you're her daddy...would you have believed them?

For the record...is there any music more beautiful than the sound of her singing and giggling...simultaneously?


Can you imagine your life being any richer...not for what your pockets can hold...but for what you can hold in your arms?

Are you amazed each morning when you see her beautiful face and at the infinite wisdom of God for placing such a treasure in your life...thus completing you?
Do you always remember to hit your knees, raise your hands, bow your head and say thank you Lord for this wisdom?

Do you find yourself wishing for more hours in the day just to be with her, but treasuring the time you have been given?


Do you pray for guidance to help guide her in her journey of life all the while praying doubly hard your mistakes be few...

and secretly wishing little girls came with a how-to manual? 


At the end of the day, how does it feel to be ten feet tall and bullet-proof because you are her hero?

Can you even remember what your life was like before she floated into the picture?

When you look at her...do you wonder how on earth your beating heart can possibly fit in your chest...

and find yourself also wondering how such a creature so tiny can wrap you around her little finger with just the flutter of an eyelash?

Every minute of every day...do you ask God to keep her safe, happy, blessed...and always your little girl?

If you answered yes...or no...to any of the above questions...I'm sorry.  I guess I should have warned you on the day you became a father of a couple of little details.  Boy or girl...you'll never have another good night's sleep...and your heart will never be yours again.  You gave it all away in the delivery room when you took receipt of one of God's precious miracles.

Now answer me one last question.

Do you really want it back?

XOXO

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY JOEY AND ROBY!



24 comments:

~Sheri~ said...

Beautiful post!

The Green Pea said...

Well said, Debbie. I think we gave our hearts away many years ago. Have a nice day.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Super sweet!!!

Vicki said...

Such a sweet, sweet post...love all the pics. xoxox

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful post!
And what gorgeous grandbabies you have, you have surely been blessed.

Happy Father's Day to the Cat Daddy, Himself, too!

XO,
Anne

One Gal's Trash said...

Wonderful! Thank you for this...I just can't get over Bella! That photo with the tutu over her jeans is just fantastic. What a lucky, loving family.
xoxo
Pam

Rebecca said...

OK Missy, usually I come here thinking I will laugh and find some quirky wisdom Texas style, not sobbing with tears running down my face.
What a beautiful post, you are so blessed.
Have a wonderful week
Blessings
Re

Sue said...

A beautiful, beautiful post and I have to say, you got me, tears and all! There is just something special about little girls and their Daddy's! And your grandbabies? They warm my heart just like my own do!

Take care my friend,
Sue

Gracie's Cottage said...

Such a sweet sweet post...need to pass this along to my son who is a perfect daddy to 3 little girls, (my husband is from a family of 5 boys, we had two boys...we're not sure where the girlies all came from but sure do love 'em)

Jan

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Deb, such a beautiful Daddy's Day post.

Bluheart said...

Wow! Thanks so much for this amazing Fathers Day post! Although I'm the mom, it made me cry!

My little bundle of pink is now 27. I could see her all thru your pictures and words. She is STILL the center of my Universe and always will be!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Ok Deb, so not only do you write some of the funniest things but you also write the sweetest things! Yes, writing is your calling only second to being "Nana"!

time worn interiors said...

I was a daddy's girl! He taught me how to do everything! Plumbing, electrical, I can put singles on a roof, lay concrete blocks, well to much to list. He was much more patient with me than he was with my brothers, and I was eager to learn! Glad I did, that stuff came in handy when I was a single mother. There isn't anything I would try to take apart and see how it works!

Your doll babies are so sweet!

tot

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful Deb...how Cat Daddy had a wonderful day!

Malisa said...

Girlfriend, that was absolutely beautiful! We are such lucky women to watch our sons raise adorable daughters! How does life get any better than that?

red.neck chic said...

*sniff*
I love this post!!!! Beautiful beautiful grand-babies!!!

I hope ya'll had a magical Father's Day!!! Did you keep the Cat Daddy in line? hee-hee

xoxoxo
robelyn

Cottage Panache said...

That was beautiful and so so sweet!
Hugs
Maureen

Kathie Truitt said...

UGH! Finally I blogspot has given in and is letting me leave comments. I read you every day, Deb...I haven't left you. Anyway, this post was absolutely beautiful!!

Laura said...

OK.
I'm bawling.
Your family is beautiful.

Back to bawling.

LB.

Theresa said...

lump in throat, tears in eyes. this was beautiful my friend. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Nana's girl said...

Thank u for doing the post for me and Bella is so cute I love u and tell pop that I love him too and I am cute too. It is 12:16 at night and we are going to Lubbock today and I am still awake and dad is flying in on Saturday and we are staying there till July 4th!!!! Cool well I got to hit the sack night love u and pop so talk to y'all soon bye:).

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Deb....You are TRULY the LUCKIEST Grandmama there EVER was....These PRECIOUS faces make me SMILE OUT LOUD every time they appear in your posts....!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah xx

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I love this post!!!! Beautiful beautiful grand-babies!