The day prior we were enjoying an evening with cousins Brian and Cyndi. I had been thinking in the past weeks about their family. The family that Brian and Cyndi raised seems model. Brian mentioned tht one on one time with each of his kids was key for him in his fathering. Cyndi gave another tip to their success that stuck with me. She said that she talks to her kids all day long. Out of those talks she gleams "nuggets of gold."
These nuggets were windows into her children's hearts. I thought about that as I rode with Anna. God was gracious and gave me a big "nugget." At the beach I asked Anna, who loves to draw, to draw me a picture of the beach. Before she started I asked her,"what do you feel looking at the water?" She said, "I feel like, no fear....like the waves are covering me and protecting me." Wow! Another nugget? Did she feel protected with me? Whether it was me or just the water, I enjoyed the thought and the moment. I really like being her Daddy.