Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friendly Daddy

A couple weeks ago, I went in to tuck Bethany in for the night. She was sitting on the edge of her bed. With a red feather pen in hand, she was writing, her paper laying on top of her pink nightstand. As she laid her pen down to crawl under the covers I asked her what she was writing. "Oh, just a list of all the things I want to get at yard sales this summer." I asked what was on her list and she said, "Light up shoes and some dresses."
Later that night as Joe and I were going to bed I told him what had happened and what was on her list. His soft-mushy daddy heart melted and he mentioned that we really needed to buy her those light up shoes. She has been wanting some for a couple summers and it's never worked out for us to get her any. "She isn't going to be this little and want light up shoes forever." he added.
So last Saturday, Joe made an intentional effort to go out and buy Bethany light up shoes. Target failed to have any in her size, Joe wouldn't let that stop him and we made a trip to the mall. Bethany was ecstatic to finally have her light up shoes and had to put them on before we left the store.
The next day was Father's Day and this was the second card she made for him, all on her own initiative. . .
Can you read it? Neither could we, we called for her to come read it to us and she quickly said, "It says, "Friendly Daddy, How fantastic of you to give me my light up shoes, Love Bethany." How sweet is that? I told she is a great creative writer!


{Kimber} said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwww what a sweet girl
and Joe is right, they are only little once..although me? I'd still like some light up shoes right now!! :)

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Awww, what a little sweetie! I can read it now!

I am sure she is loving her shoes!