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a note for daddy, a diddy for abbey

I finished mowing the front yard this morning before it got too hot.

It didn’t work.  Its just plain hot . . . like muggy and moist hot.

Needless to say, I was eager to wrap up the yard work and hop into the shower and cool off – so eager, in fact, that I almost walked past a little bundle that my sweet wife had prepared for me.

My first Father’s Day gift!

I unfolded a handwritten note, thoughtfully penned by Beth.  It was one of those notes that I will probably treasure and think about for the rest of my life.

Under the note, framed, is the photo at the bottom of this post – a gift to hang in my office!

I know exactly where I am going to hang it.

. . . . . .

Encouraged and humbled by my wife’s kindness to me, I kissed her cheek (I couldn’t hug her because I was nasty gross), and hopped into the shower.

As I was cleaning up, reflecting on Beth’s words, I started a new song for Abbey:

I don’t love you ’cause your cute

Don’t love you ’cause your smart

I love you ’cause your mine

Right from the start.

That’ll never change

It ‘ll never go away

’cause your daddy’s love

It is here to stay

(more to come?)

My girls are the best and I am incredibly thankful for them on this Father’s Day.


  1. June 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Abby is blessed to have you as her daddy, Lee.

    Isn’t it great to finally be a dad?!

  2. June 22, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Dadhood rocks, no doubt.

    Just trying to live up to the sterling example set by the living saint, Matthew Glenn Pitts.

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