Monday, June 22, 2009
Fathers' Day -- Overheard in a check out line...
I had a lovely Fathers' Day. It resembled many of my other days, which just means I have a lot of lovely days. The highlights of my day were the calls from my grown children, a card from my wife, and a snippet of dialogue overheard at the grocery store.
Mom (to daughter): What shall we get Daddy for Fathers' Day?
Daughter: Let's let him go play golf!
Mom: Oh no. There will be too many dads doing that. Besides, I already told him he has to go to your piano recital.
Hmmm... back in November last year, I wrote a blog entry called "True Love." The post explains how True Love seeks to give appropriate gestures of love.
Obviously the mom in the grocery line missed that post. The little girl either read the post, or didn't need to. She knew what Daddy liked. She loved Daddy and wanted him to have what he liked. Simple as that.
Me? I was in the grocery line... alone... giving my wife the equivalent of flowers. My wife doesn't like flowers... the cats eat them. But she does like it if I'll run to the store and pick up a few things.
Mothers' Day: Fathers' Day: Every day: lovely days.
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God. And everyone that loveth not, loveth not God, for God is love." (John the Apostle -- King James Version)
Live the dash! Love your people!
(So what's with the picture at the top of the post? My daughter is having twins! She told us on Mothers' Day. So what did she give me for Fathers' Day? An update... twin BOYS! A nice addition to the two daughters they already have. More baby pics in early December?)