Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hold me

Jason was at the sink last night about to wash a BUCK LOAD of eggs, when Kaylyn came into the kitchen and asked him,"Daddy, will you hold me?"

That's code for "I'm sleepy".

"Sure. Come here," Jason replied.

And the rest is history.

I found them moments later nestled snuggly together on the couch. He, in his farm clothes and Wranglers and Kaylyn in her Beauty and the Beast nightgown.

Jason is an amazing man. He will drop nearly anything for his girls. I'm not kidding.

I had to call him today while he was out in the middle of the pasture to come fish out beef liver from my garbage disposal. Gag me with a spoon!

But, this isn't about me. Its about Jason......being amazing. I'm so thankful for every ounce of this man. The Lord is doing an amazing work in his life and I get to have front row seats.

Kaylyn will look back on these moments and be so grateful to have experienced this incredible love that only a father can bring to your life.

This was a moment worth capturing.

I want to remember when our babies were small enough to curl up on the couch and fall safely asleep in our arms in an instant.

I don't want to forget the way their freshly bathed hair smelled pressed up against my face.

I want to etch in my memory the scene of their faces peacefully asleep dreaming about princesses and ponies.

I want to wrap this moment up in a beautifully packaged present so that I can re-open it over and over again to appreciate the wonder of these moments.


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Anonymous said...

Those are the moments to cherish forever!

Lulu's Journey said...

I stumbled upon your blog and I can't remember how... but seem addicted to it. That has to be one of the most precious pictures/moments that I've ever seen. I can't wait for the day that my husband and I have children ourselves and see my husband being exactly as your husband. He loves being on the tractor during his time off, but yet during his 8-5 work, he overcomes so much as well... not to mention being the best husband and friend I could ever ask for! Your pictures speak a million words! They are amazing....

Hendrick Family said...

That picture brought tears to my eyes!

I need that picture, okay?

Love you...and so, so proud of the daddy Jason is! Tearfully proud.


Country Girl said...

What a beautiful post and priceless pictures.

Anonymous said...

how precious they both know that i can hardly see to type with the tears just flowing down my cheeks...LOVE for your children and husband just grows bigger and bigger each minute that you have makes your heart feel like it's going to explode with so much are blessed many times over and WE are blessed to have such a wonderful mom, wife and daughter you have become...LOVE you mom(grandma)

shauna maness said...

this is precious- beautifully written.
i love you sweet lyns!!

Jennifer Bacak said...

I want you to live at my house with your camera! (I guess your family would miss you :)
They are so precious. KK looks beautiful in that picture, too.
Thanks Lyns!

QuiltedSimple said...

How precious! What a wonderful father!

texasmcvays said...

Love your photos! Great minds must think alike I just posted pix of Wayne asleep with two of our brood! I hope to see you soon!!

Robbyn said...

Oh I love this! These moments are like snapshots...of the most real best parts of life. Lovely :)

Garratts said...

Nothing better than a picture with daddy and his little girl sleeping.