Tomorrow is my oldest daughter’s 11th birthday! What a wonderful blessing she is! Sweet as pie, eyes as blue as the sky, loving, and kind… she’s a beauty inside and out!
She is quickly leaving behind the little girl things like dress-up and playing with dolls… but just the other day, she warmed my heart when she said just how much she loves it when Daddy sings his Silly Songs at bedtime!
Since the girls were very little, we have had the same bedtime routine. I pray with them every night, and Daddy sings to them. They think it’s the best thing ever. Any child who has been here to sleep over can tell you about the ruckus that occurs in this house for the 5 minutes before, during, and after one of Daddy’s Silly Songs. Have you heard of Silly Songs with Larry from Veggie Tales? Well, they are nowhere NEAR as silly as my husband can be! He will ask them for a word, and then uses the word to make an entire “silly song”! And I don’t know that I’ve ever heard anyone with laughter as loud as my husband’s!
Even though my husband works long hours, I am so thankful that most evenings he is able to be home to tuck them in bed and sing them their song. This is the highlight of the evening for both of the girls. And I admit, I smile, too- even though I know this is not settling them down for bed, lol! Every time I see how silly he is with the girls, God reminds me that I need to laugh a little more with them, too!
I wrote a song about our evenings. When I am stressed to the max doing homework with the girls, cleaning, phone ringing, making dinner, playing referee… I quickly remember that everything’s going to be ok- because I have a loving husband and father who is going to come home to us… and his silly songs will make us all smile! When I hear him singing with the girls, I am reminded how very blessed I am!
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Oh- and Happy Birthday, Katie Bug!
It’s Gonna Be Okay