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We had the opportunity to visit with our daughter at our house this past weekend, who will soon be having a daughter of her very own. While she was here we happened to come across an old box with some of her papers from when she was younger that had something I had written about her when she was only about 3 or 4 years old. Here is the original paper I had hand written those so many years ago.
“She came into our lives as a blessing from above. So tiny, so beautiful. GOD blessed us with our little bundle of love. At first she barely crawled, and now look at her run. At first she could hardly talk. Now look at her; she hardly stops talking! Each day we grow to love her more. Thank you LORD for our little blessing. Thank you LORD for Valerie. Brown eyes, brown hair, and that special warm caring smile.
Each time I look at her, I hear GOD whispering in my ear. Be good to her, and raise her to learn of me. Teach her love, patience, kindness, goodness, mercy, forgiveness, and train her in the way she should go. Teach her right from wrong. Teach her to love others, to give unto others. Look at her now how big she is growing, changing every day. Thank you LORD for our gift from heaven above. May we love her and show her your ways each day. Thank you LORD for our Valerie.”
The picture above is of our daughter Valerie and her own grandfather, my wife’s dad. His name was “Papa” I can’t wait to have a photo taken with my own granddaughter. I know people say it often, but it does seem like only yesterday when our daughter was this age. As a matter of fact, it still seems like only yesterday that I was carrying her to her first bed to lay in after being born in the hospital. As the days pass, I pray that I will be able to be the grandfather that my granddaughter deserves me to be. I pray that I will be able to show her the right road to take too, and that we will have many good years together. If we are together, they can’t help but be good!
I promise again LORD that I will teach her just like I taught her own mother. I will teach her the road to take, right from wrong, to love others, and to give unto others….. and I promise you I will love her every single day!
As a way of celebrating being a new grandpa this coming May I am giving away 8 of my ebooks for free for the next three days November 25th, 26th and 27th. Just click on the book link which takes you directly to Amazon and enjoy one or all of my books if you have not already picked up a copy. I hope they will help you in some meaningful way or make your children, or those you love laugh and smile. Of course any reviews would be appreciated.
They are available in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Blessing to you! I have been greatly blessed and I want to bless others. I can’t tell you how happy I am!
Our only daughter is now married and has changed her last name. It was a great wedding and my wife and I will have many fond memories of this day to reflect upon. There were in fact though a few funny mishaps like my daughter’s veil falling off and the bridesmaid forgetting the ring and having to run down the aisle to get it during the ceremony! Like many of you have said, I have gained a new son-in law now who I am really looking forward to getting to know.
I was really down a few days ago when the reality hit me that things would be different now. I started to cheer up though when I started to contemplate that the true reality was that things would be different but in a very good way. Our daughter is happier than she ever has been and that makes me happy!
What a beautiful day it was and what a nice family our daughter has married into. I look forward to spending time with them and getting to know them as well. Now life continues on and I am looking forward to a great future.
I just wanted to let you know that my new children’s book “Cowgirl the Smiling Doggie” has just been published and is now available on Amazon. I really have had a fun time putting together this little book for children and I think they will really enjoy it.
You can’t help but fall in love with this adorable little animal. She really is a little sweetheart. If you know of anyone who might be interested please let them know. Thank you for all of your support!
You can find “Cowgirl the Smiling Doggie” by clicking on the link here.