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My Daddy Loved me

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Daddy loved me. I have always known that fact. He proved it to me when I was a young child. My Dad built a rowboat in the basement, and we took it with us when we went camping. One fall camping trip when I was three, I went out in the boat with my Dad and John. I had a rock in my hand that I was going to throw into the middle of the lake. There was one small problem. I forgot to let go of the rock, and I went overboard. I was scared, and shocked by finding myself in the very cold water. My Dad went right in after me. My Mom changed my clothes and I learned something that day that I never forgot.
That day I learned the importance of letting go of rocks when you throw them. I also learned that my father loved his children more than life itself. He was my protector, provider and cheerleader throughout my live. I thank God for my generous, gracious, Christian father.
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    You are blessed!! Thanks for sharing.
    1992 days ago
    at first i thought . my own feeling where that my daddy did not love me . then thinking about it i know he did but did not know how to express his feelings for us his family . in his time men did not show love to others . it was a form of weakness . he was strong and he had a roughness and a gentle way at times to tell stories . I was afraid of him . he yelled at the top of his lungs at every little thing i did to make him upset .there where plenty of those minutes . you are lucky to learn that fact early . emoticon
    1992 days ago
    Thank you for sharing that beautiful memory of your Dad. My Dad is in his eighties now, but he has always been my rock throughout my life. I cherish him as I know you did the same with yours.

    1993 days ago
    LOL!! That is something a 3 year old might do! Wonderful to have a Daddy like him! ANOTHER beautiful picture!
    1993 days ago
    Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with us!
    1993 days ago
    Beautiful . . . absolutely beautiful. I feel the same way about both my parents. I know they love me more than their own life! HUGS
    1993 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Love your story. Also bring back the memory of my father, he did save me from almost drowning at a pool party. After that happened I had to go to many swimming lessons. Yes, I would definitely say my father loved me. Thank you. emoticon
    1993 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this Memory with us.

    I, like you, was blessed withthe gift of a Great Dad! emoticon

    We were just talking about mine last night...as we remembered his love of Christmas....and how every year he would wrap the porch in many strands of lights. emoticon
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  • GAMMY98
    How lucky you was to have a father like that. What a way to learn you lesson. That is how we learn in life. And God is always there watching over us as well. Thanks emoticon
    1993 days ago
    1993 days ago
    So sweet. Thank you for a memory when I did realize my daddy loved me. It was not through a childhood event, but when he passed on, and gave me assurance that he was going heavenward. He did this in his secretive and quiet way, and I finally understood him that day he went away.
    1993 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    Beautiful, I wish all could have such wonderful memories of their dads and if not, they hopefully know they have the true Father of all. That is one rock we want to hang onto LOL
    Have an amazing day!
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  • BAKER1009
    What a nice story. Glad you have such a close relationship with your father.
    Love the picture too!
    1993 days ago
    emoticon Few have that privilege of a good father, let alone a fantastic father that shared the truth with his children.
    I'm glad you have lessons and fond memories to cherish.
    1993 days ago
    I love thinking about my parents. They are both gone now. When I was a little girl my father was such a strong swimmer that I could sit on his chest while he did the backstroke! I still love the water.

    1993 days ago
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