Yep, I don't know what I ever did to deserve it, but I've certainly been blessed! I think about that fact every time I see Katie Bug, or pick up Lily at Prewee School, see her sister Kinsley, or get a hug from my son Corey, and daughter Tracy.
If I think back on all the things I did that I'd rather stay out of the light of day, I certainly don't think I deserve what I've been given. However, Grace is free and forgiveness only requires a little faith! I have asked for and received both, so I suppose I'm covered, and it's a good thing!
I so look forward to the weekends when I get to see Katie Bug, home from school, and to every Monday during the normal school year when we get to pick Lily up from her prewee school, and to seeing her dad when he comes by after work to pick her up. Those are the most special moments of my week!
Nope, I don't know why I deserve these blessings, but I sure am taking advantage of them!
There's nothing like a big tight hug from a little girl that loves and trust you. This precious photo can't capture the true emotion filling every part of my being, but it reminds me of what I was feeling at that precise moment in time.
Hopefully they will know someday, when they pause to reflect on these photos, and will probably have children of their own by then, what this old man was feeling and how special they all were to me.