Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Daddy


Whenever my sisters or I got sick when we were little girls, my dad would come home from work with a little gift to help cheer us up.  His tender heart just couldn't stand to see any of his girls hurting.

Daddy, me and sisters

Today, my dad, after making yet another run to the pharmacy for me, for a medication change, brought me home a gift.   My dear daddy bought me a bird feeder to hang off the Shepard's hook in my front flower garden.  He filled it with seed and hung it up so that I could enjoy watching the birds out my front windows.

He still can't stand to see any of his girls hurting.

I hadn't thought of the little tokens of love he used to bring to us girls when we were down, for years.  Until today.  My dad has the most tender heart I have ever known.  His love for me, my mom and my siblings is amazing.  He is always so willing to help us out, to give all he can.  In the last few days he has driven me to the doctors, because the roads were snowy and I was down to the use of one eye.  He has driven 20 minutes one way to the pharmacy to pick up my prescriptions, twice.  He has covered me with prayer. And he has lifted his little girl's spirits by buying me a bird feeder.

God knew what a perfect fit my daddy and I would be when he placed me in my parent's care. His love and tenderness are always just what this girl's heart needs.  His love for our family is a close reflection of my heavenly father's love for us all.

Thank you Lord for blessing me with such a compassionate, loving father.



*Thanks also to my mom who has fixed us a meal, done my laundry, cared for my children and babied me in true mommy fashion.  I love you!

**For any of you who are curious I am on the right in the picture with my dad.


  1. You are so blessed to have such a loving caring daddy. I'm so sorry your not feelin' well. You take care and I will pray that God touches you with a healing hand.

    Hope your Christmas is bright and get well watcthin' those birdies!!!

    God bless ya'll!!!

  2. Fathers are amazing! I'm sitting here with tears as I read this. Thank you for sharing. May God bless you all!

  3. Jenny, that was obviously before the big have no room talking !!!

    Your dad also cared for all our animals! Your family were great neighbors!

    Have a great one eyed Christmas..he he he!

  4. how sweet...what a great daddy!
    hope you are all better very soon.
    have a very merry christmas~
    chas are adorable now and you were adorable then!


  5. what a wonderful tribute to your "daddy". God blessed me with my second dad who sounds a lot like yours.

    Merry Christmas, Jenn! Your friendship is a gift to me.

  6. Goodness girl! I'm going to stop reading your blog! You make me cry all the time. As soon as I saw the picture of us my eyes started to well up. Such good memories!

    We have been blessed beyond measure by the family the Lord chose for us! Their acts of service speak volumes!
    It is SO sweet that he brought you a bird feeder. What a thoughtful gift! It's so appropriate since they are the ones who nurtured our love of birds as children.

  7. This is so sweet - You are truly blessed! Hope you have a great Christmas!

  8. Oh so sorry you are feeling yucky Jenn!! I will pray for you right now...I've prayed...may the Lord give you a speedy recovery!

    What amazing blessings your parents are!!

    The picture of you and your sisters is so very cute! Beautiful smiles!!

    May the Lord give you a special CHRISTmas with your family.

    In His Love,

  9. It is great that you have wonderful parents who are close by and can take care of you when you need it. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Merry Christmas!

  10. I just now got a chance to read this... How sweet of your dad. It makes me miss mine even more. Mine has been home with the Lord, going on 14 years (he died when I was 23 and my youngest brother, of eight siblings, was 3yrs.) - my sisters and I were talking about him, for a bit, last night.

    Great memories - that you have and will continue to have with your Daddy. ((lump in the throat))

  11. I am so sorry this is happening to you and hope your well soon.
    What a wonderful dear dad you have and your blessed as he is to have you.
    I hope you share this post with him because it is beautiful!
    Thank you for writing it and sharing it especially as sick as you are

  12. Daddies are the best! And you have been blessed with such a sweet one.

    I could tell that was you on the right before I read the end - you still have the same beautiful eyes and sweet smile. :)


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