Friday, August 22, 2008

No Money Required

Earlier this morning I had all four kids write their dad a letter. I had no say in what they wrote. Even Baby Boy was capable of writing down his feelings.

And when they were done they sealed the letters in envelopes. A private message from their hearts to their dads.

So after our picnic we brought them out. And he read through each one, grinning the whole time.

I still don't know what those letters said. I suspect they listed the fun things he does with them or the ways he tries to make their lives better. No matter what, it meant a lot to him. To see in writing what he means to each of his four kids.

And some day in the future (soon) when one of them is being sassy or disrespectful or unappreciative, he can pull out his letters and remember what is hiding in their true character.

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