Saturday, September 27, 2008

Living up to her name

The characters:
Nathan - 8 year old son
Jeremiah - neighborhood friend
Abigail - 7 year old daughter
Samuel - 5 year old son
Me - Mother
David - Father

The scene:
8year old son and neighborhood friend playing in one area of the yard; 7 year old daughter and 5 year old son playing together in another area of the yard; mother sitting trying to finish "Mansfield Park;" Dad, returning home, pulls the car into the driveway. Upon seeing the car, Abigail comes running, smiling ear to ear.

As Dad exits the car, he says, "Hi Abby, why are you smiling so big?"
Abby replies, "Because my Daddy is home."

Dad's heart swells for the rest of the evening as he repeats this simple dialog to us a number of times.

Abigail definitely is her "Father's joy."

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