Saturday, April 07, 2012

Father/Daughter




This afternoon, I completed my workout at the fitness club which consisted of an hour of lifting followed by thirty minutes of swimming in the indoor pool. I was just getting out of the water when a father and daughter entered the lane next to mine in the shallow end. They are Asian; I would guess the dad is about thirty and his little girl is about four. He helped her into her swim cap and goggles which just happened to match her swimsuit which, of course was pink. I heard her say, "Daddy, Daddy!" and then she took off in as fine a swimming form as any four year old I've ever seen. He was right there with her the whole time. After my shower, I peeked back at them before I exited. She was still going at it and he was in front of her, blocking her, I take it, from the deeper water which might be unsafe for his precious child. It was one of the sweetest scenes in my memory. I went back outside with a glow on the inside.


I'll be honest. Watching the two of them several hours ago made me wish I was a daddy with a little girl. It was obvious she completely trusted her father and had no worries as he was right there with her. She was safe and she knew it. I wish I was more like that with our Heavenly Father. He  knows when I'm getting in over my head or drifting into dangerous waters. He knows and He's there. I worry like He isn't and I hide like He doesn't know. He still loves me in spite of me. He's a really good Father- I just don't tell Him enough.


Applicable quote of the day:
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."
Hedy Lamarr



God bless,
Steve
Luke 18:1

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E-mail me at steve@hawleybooks.com

3 comments:

Cindy said...

How wonderful! Happy Easter!

Sincerely from the Typing fingers of Hanna McAdams said...

Guilty! I am a daddys girl. I sat in my dads lap until I was 10 and that was because I got too heavy. You would make a great dad !

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