Yesterday evening it was a much easier situation where everyone wins.
|My four daughters and their Aunt Jodie|
(L-R: Myra, 2; Catalina, 5; Savannah, 7; Brooklyn, 9)
Cue the tears of joy.
Me: "Yes. Of course you can. But after you finish that chapter you really need to go to bed."
My girls: "Thanks dad. We love you."
Me: "I love you too."
(long pause in the doorway)
"And I'm happy you like to read your scriptures."
Song Of The Day:
I don't listen to country music all the time, but there are some moments that are best captured with a twang-in-yer-voice kind of song. "I Loved Her First" by Heartland is one of those songs and it was on my mind last night as I was leaving the Bunk House (that's what we call the huge room all four girls are sleeping in nowadays). I know the day will come (not for at least a decade, but sooner than I'll ever truly feel ready for it) when I "give away" my daughters to their respective sweethearts.
For now, I'll cherish these special moments as long as I can.