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Special little girls

Friday, March 25, 2011

I have three special little girls in my life, my daughter Deanna and her two friends Peyton and Maddie.

There are three very special things that happened recently that just warms my heart.

Deanna and Peyton went to Disney together with Peyton's family. Peyton and her stepdad, Tony, are into diving. Deanna was waving at Peyton through the glass while they were diving and a child came up next to her. Peyton turned to swim off and Deanna heard the child voice disappointment. Deanna banged on the glass to get Peyton's attention again and have her and Tony come over. They blew kisses and played with the child for about 15 minutes until it was time for them to get out. The child's mom thanked Deanna for doing that. Deanna let her know it was not a big thing.

One of the other days, Make-a-Wish was there with a child with cancer. That group was at the same area as Deanna and the group. Both group had an odd number of people in it so Deanna volunteered to ride with the child (and I can't remember the name, but Deanna remembers it) and she rode a couple of the rides (Snow White and one other) with her. I don't know what the child got out of it, but Deanna has a very special place in her heart for that little one. She usually has to wipe away a tear after she tells this one.

Then comes the touching thing from Maddie. While Deanna and Peyton were gone, it was volleyball regionals. Maddie, an 8th grader, is usually benched during tournaments, not for anything she does, just because the coach thinks that there are better players (and there really aren't, the people she plays instead do as good as Maddie, sorry had to grumble). Maddie posted this on Facebook.

:'( Well that's it for me. That's the last time I will stand in a circle with those girls and say "123 Go Hornets!" but you know what? "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

I saw that and I welled up with pride that in the face of difficulty, she would be the better person and quote some scripture.

Don't get me wrong, my oldest daughter, my wife, and many other women bring these moments to me as well, but these things are just some recent ones that make me well up.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CANBDONE 10/25/2011 9:07AM

    I love a man that can appreciate the attributes of young women. What a difference these three young girls are making in a hurting world!

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JIBBIE49 9/4/2011 12:21AM

    I know you are working daily to keep your goal weight so these girls will have you as an example. I know you don't want them fat.

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BOBF15 3/29/2011 6:48PM

    Cast your bread upon the waters and in many days it will come hence. You reap what you sow. It looks like this is a good harvest.

God bless and keep soaring,
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BILLALEX70 3/27/2011 7:17PM

    Thanks for sharing such great stories. It makes you feel good as a parent when your child does good works out of the kindness of their heart.

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NANHBH 3/27/2011 4:41PM

    Out of the mouths of babes, everything is more meaningful! Wow, what great women these young ladies will be!

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SWEETZMIX 3/26/2011 9:42AM

    What touching stories emoticon

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MONETRUBY 3/25/2011 11:39PM

    Well, that gives me hope for the future of the human race. So nice to hear that there are such good, kind kids out there. Thanks for sharing.

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FERGSGIRL2 3/25/2011 11:26PM

    That is so great! Kids are so truthful and when they say or do something it is without pretense. Daughter and friends have good hearts that I pray will continue to grow as they grow; especially in Christ. You are blessed, and I know you are thankful.
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LUCKYDOGFARM 3/25/2011 8:23PM

    I just LOVE hearing great stories about kids. too often we hear the bad stuff (on the news) and not the good, decent, heart-warming stuff! Yay for Great Kids and The Parents who help them become that way!
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JANEDOE12345 3/25/2011 5:37PM

    It is not only hearing these lovely stories, it is touching that you have the sensitivity to notice and appreciate these special moments as they happen. What a loving father you are, Jon. Thank you for sharing.

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WINELADY01 3/25/2011 4:15PM

    It's always nice to hear about kids not only doing the "right" thing but doing it without being coached. It sounds like you have a really awesome daughter and she is keeping really good company in her friends!

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JACKIEBLUE222 3/25/2011 4:14PM

    It is so nice to hear these kinds of stories. If one were to believe everything they see on TV, you'd think there were no good kids left anymore. How lucky you are (they, too are very lucky to have you in their lives!).

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    Sounds like 3 awesome little ladies. You are very blessed to share their lives with them.

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_UMAMI_ 3/25/2011 2:19PM

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I love to hear "good kid" stories!

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CECE0330 3/25/2011 1:36PM

    That's awesome! I hope I can instill that same sense of selfless-ness in my own girls.

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SHAROND52 3/25/2011 1:28PM

    That was SO nice. I love it when kids will do things like that out of the blue - random acts of kindness. You, your wife and the other girls parents are to be commend for the way you have been bringing them up. It all starts with what they learn at home. Then they take it out into the world making it a better place for the rest of us.


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NANCYANNE1956 3/25/2011 1:17PM

    Sounds like you're doing a great job raising your children!

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