We tried to find a father/daughter dance here in MN, like the one in MP that Daniel and Claire went to last year, but no luck. I think there was one in like November or something, but I wasn’t looking then. I assumed that there would be one in February for Valentine’s day. I probably just couldn’t find it. SOOOO….we made up our own date. It is kinda nice to live an a big city where they have stuff like children’s theater! Daniel got tickets for he and Claire to see Harold and the Purple Crayon. Of course she had to have a new dress and necklace from Daddy. He also wrote her a sweet note. She has been so excited about her date. And, like all girls, when the time came and she was all dressed up and Daddy was all dressed up, she got super shy and excited. It was adorable to see her blush and bloom under the praise of her daddy. What a beautiful spiritual picture! When we can come to our father pure, because of Christ, and hear his praise over us and then be drawn into fellowship with Him and into His arms. It really is wonderful to see Claire with her Daddy and know that Daniel is making such a huge impression on her. How she sees him will be a big part of how she sees Christ. I took pictures, so you guys can see, too.
One more sweet story. We went to a restaurant with the kids the other day and after Josiah had eaten his food he asked to sit in my lap. I usually don’t let them, because then everyone wants out of their seats and to sit in my lap. But the other two were still into their food pretty good, so I let him. He climbed up and gave me a huge kiss and said, “Momma, I can’t stop loving you!” Awwwww!!! I melted. I don’t even know where he heard that. It is moments like these that make all the craziness totally and 100% worth it. It is very true that little boys love their mommies. Aaron will come find me all on his own and hug my leg and say, “I wuv you, Mommy”. I don’t know how long that will last, but I will cherish every single “I love you” while I have them! 🙂 Here are some pics for your reward for reading! 🙂