Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shoelaces and shovels

How will my girls ever learn to look for a young man who treats them well and values them?  Hopefully they will learn because they have been taught those lessons from a daddy who daily teaches them and values them for who God created them to be.

 Those little lessons like learning to plant flowers and learning to tie your shoes 
 bring with them much deeper 
life lessons they don't even realize right now.
  Lessons like....
 He wants to spend time with me...
I'm important...
I'm beautiful....
I'm his favorite...
Nothing is too insignificant for him.....
things every young girl needs to know.
 And in the not so distant future when those sweet little eyes begin to look at others I pray they can see their heavenly Father's eyes above all others because they saw it through 
their earthly father's eyes first. 

Those are the same eyes that could see this momma had endured a long week at school and
I came home to find these beautiful flowers today.

Reminds me of these words by Amy Grant:

She's got her father's eyes
Her father's eyes
Eyes that find the good in things
When good is not around
Eyes that find the source of help, when help just can't be found
Eyes full of compassion, seein' every pain
Knowing what you're going through, and feelin' it the same

Just like my father's eyes
my father's eyes

On that day when we will pay for all the deeds we've done
Good and bad they'll all be had to see by everyone
And when you're called to stand and tell just what you saw in me
More than anything I know, I want your words to be

She had her father's eyes, her father's eyes
eyes that found the good in things when good was not around
eyes that found the source of help when help would not be found
Eyes full of compassion, seein' every pain
Knowin' what you're goin' through and feelin it the same

Just like my father's eyes,

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