Friday, January 10, 2014

Carolyn's Date Night with Daddy

Two of my children have cell phones, William and Carolyn.  They have them not because of them being so social or begging for them.  They have them as a way for me to contact them when I am out and about on the farm.  If I am out working in the barn or on fencing and want to know how the kids are doing in the house.  All I have to do is call them.  If I am in the house and want to know if we need anything in the barn because I am making a list to go to town.  I just call one of them.  Also, if I am out, I can call home and talk to them and check on them.  So having cell phones for them are not for their social networks really.  We home school and have few friends so really the only calls William gets is from family and extended family.  He does text his cousins and grand parents which is nice.  Carolyns amount of calls and texts are even less.  She has one friend that she texts with a little but mostly when her phone rings it is a tella marketer.  Her phone will ring and she rushes to answer it hoping it is someone wanting to talk to her and it is a recording, sales man or wrong number.  :/  Poor baby, bless her heart.

Yesterday, after lunch, her phone rang.  She had it setting on the other side of the kitchen and didn't run to answer it as she knew it was probably a wrong number.  When she answered it you should have seen the smile spread across her face.  She talked for a moment and then whispered to me...Its daddy!

When she hung up the phone she came over to me and hugged me and said...Daddy just call to ask me out on a date tonight!  Just him and me.

She ran out to do her chores and came in and went thru her closet to think what she wanted to wear.

Now let me stop here and say that I love my dear daughters but in this area they are so not like me.  They are so feminine, soft, girly and love clothing and primping.  Here around the farm we have daily clothing that we wear when we know we are not going to town.  Clothing that washes well and wears well and is not fancy and usually well worn.  We are out side in the barn or being jumped on by a dog or the children hugging and loving on the horses several times a day, that they always get quite dirty.  Then....we have town cloths.  You that the girls mix and match and try on a dozen times before deciding what to wear into town.  Sooooo NOT like me.  When Tim says he wants to take me to town, I have more than once been asked if I am going to brush the hay out of my hair first before going or am I really going dressed like that.  Hmmmm.  See what I mean.

So anyways, with out me saying anything at all.  When Carolyn came in from doing her chores she comes to me in different outfits asking if she looked ok and if I thought she looked good in it.  I just kept saying yes, smiling inside and shaking my head.  She was precious.

When Tim got home to pick her up she was waiting and ready.  I kissed them both good bye and off they went.  It was not long and I started receiving texts on my phone.  Picture after picture poured in through out the evening.

Tim took Carolyn to her favorite Mexican Restaurant.  She was told to order what ever she wanted.  Brave girly she is, she chose something she had never had before.
They shared dip.
She enjoys the food there so much.
Then they went to a little strip mall so she could buy some more bands for her loom she makes bracelets on.  Of course they had to stop for coffee.  She is not a coffee drinker so had hot coco.
They were having a super good time together.
I mean just look at her on the ride home.
When she got home I heard all about her wonderful time out with her dad.  How he asked her how her day was and what she did all day today as she ate dinner.  I could tell that meant a lot to her.

We are so very blessed.  God is so good.  Such simple things make such a deep impression and happy memories.  Our time is what makes the difference.  Taking our time.  Something that we all have the same amount of in a day.  Something that if we use on someone we never get back.  But is something that makes the biggest impact.  Taking our time to do something for someone else.

Thank you Tim for taking your time, your evening, to make our daughter so very happy.

Ephesians 6:4  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.


Deuteronomy 6:6-9  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.


May the Lord God of Israel lead and guide us in all we do, that we will  make an impact for Him as we share our lives with others around us. 




  1. OH I love it!!!!! I have a few memories of going on dates with my dad.... very special!!! thanks for sharing

    1. It was such a suprise and a sweet treat. I must admit it did bring back memories for me as well. Gods blessings be upon you.

  2. Way to go, Tim!! Sounds like a lovely time! :-)

    1. Thanks! I got to experiance the whole thing with modern technology! Cell phone pictures texted was a wonderful treat for me too! Blessings!

  3. AWWWWWW....sniff sniff...that was so sweet!!! Thank you for blessing us with such a sweet story!!!

    p.s. maybe you can get her cell # on the Nat'l do not call list-so telemarketers will leave her alone- of course maybe you already did that-and they are just ignoring it..which is indeed likely. :)

    1. I will have to look into that do not call list. We all get calls like that from telemarketers. Thank you for commenting! Many blessings!

    2. Sure! Here's a link if you would like- Hope it helps! :)