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 know...clothing 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.
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.