Aug 17 2012

Daddy's Girls

You might remember making those friendship bracelets back in school, kids are still doing these.

In fact, I saw this thing where 2 little girls made something for their Dad. They wanted it to be good luck for him, because he was scaling Mount Kilimanjaro. Their big burly Dad wore those pink bracelets with pride, climbed the mountain, and is still wearing them, 8 months later.

But, he got in trouble for it. See, their Dad is R.A. Dickey.  He’s a pitcher for the New York Mets.  Apparently, in baseball there’s a rule about wearing things like this, and the other day the Umpire stopped the game, went out to the pitcher’s mound, and made him take them off.

Dickey said he had worn them without complaint in every start he has made this season. I saw a picture of them around his wrist, they were so worn and tattered and that it looks like he has never taken them off.

Now that's a Daddy who loves his kids.

Tell me what special thing your children have made you?

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8/17/2012 9:12:12 AM
Nathan Bise United States
Nathan Bise
I just want to say I recently friended you on FB and was inspired with your amazing outlook and wisdom. I am going through a separation/divorce that is taking it's toll on me physically, mentally, emotionally and somewhat spiritually. I have found a new relationship with God that I never knew before. I have placed all my faith in him and it is quite possibly the scariest thing I have ever done!! I haven't resorted to Drugs, Alcohol or the things I would have in the past to cope and I owe this largely in part to K-love and your postings next to GOD.. it all started with a search for Lysa's new book Unglued. The reason I am commenting on this as I have noticed that you have some posting recently devoted to Daddy's.. My only saving grace besides my God is my Daughter. She isn't mine biologically but I have raised her for the last 7 years of her 10 years here on earth. And that last 7 years have been the most deeply cherished moments in my life next to my wife's memories. I was faced with possibly loosing her for good when I made the decision to try and save my marriage by leaving our place of residence due to the quality of life we were placing in front of her and teaching her. Thank God I will not lose her in my life as my wife/ possible ex wife.. understands our relationship as father and daughter and honors that at least through whatever our outcome is. I just wanted to say how much your postings bring joy and tears to my eyes and my heart. I needed these things recently and i believe I may have been the one person that you posted these for.. I know a lot of people will get something out of this, but You posted these for me.. God is great and never failing.. Keep up the ministry and keep up the faith.. God Bless!!!
8/17/2012 9:18:13 AM
Nathan Bise United States
Nathan Bise
My daughter won a banana Jamaican doll a few months back. She then put a bandanna on his head just like I love to wear. She placed it on my bed when she visited my new apartment for the first time. Told me that I now have something to sleep with to keep me comfy and feel safe. I haven't slept without it since. It brings a tear to my eye while i'm writing this for the simple fact that she can love so much.. and relate her pain to me.. knowing what makes her feel safe might make me feel safe.. Kids are the most amazing gift God ever gave us.. There are many things she has given me, but that is the most recent and most dear to my heart right now..
8/17/2012 9:22:32 AM
Nathan Bise United States
Nathan Bise
I just placed two very long and deeply confessional comments on this board.. I cant see them.. what happened?????
8/17/2012 10:46:58 AM
Timothy Bohn United States
Timothy Bohn
Amanda,

Back in 2003, I was called up to Active Duty and was stationed about three hours away from home.  I was fortunate enough to be able to come home Friday nights but then had to go back on Sunday night for duty on Monday.  I did this for three years.  My oldest who is 14 now, gave me one of her favorite TY beanie babies that I could use as a traveling buddy.  To this day, I still have that beanie baby in my car and it reminds me of her love all these years later.
8/17/2012 4:30:55 PM
Michele M. Peralta United States
Michele M. Peralta
Lol...I just found a fine piece of jewelry(dried macaroni on yarn)one of my kids made especially for me years ago!
Part w/ it...EVER?! NO WAY...it is a priceless piece of work...and a reminder of their oh, so short childhoods. My oldest just got married...wish they could stay little forever.
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