Thursday, October 05, 2006


There she sat, my 7 year old daughter. Hunched over at the table, pencil in hand, tongue curled slightly toward her right cheek. She was hard at work completing her "vocabulary assignment". I sat in an adjacent room, watching TV with the volume turned low so as not to disturb my little scholar.

When she finished, she came into the room, carrying the notebook and pencil for me to check it. I looked over the work, checked it for accuracy and neatness. And as I signed my name to the page, I said, "That's beautifully done, Baby, nice work!"

When I looked up to hand her the book, there it was: the smile. Looked me right in the eye with the happy smile. She took her book and went back to pack it up in her schoolbag.

A moment of shared pride and happiness. It just doesn't get any better than that.


  1. Anonymous8:23 PM

    beautiful! You are very blessed to recognize those special moments in life.


  2. Anonymous12:13 PM

    Jimmy, that's wonderful. I have that feeling too, when one of my girls gives me "that" smile. Blessings, Penny

    p.s. I'm so glad I found you here. Thank you for commenting in my journal.

  3. Definitely a wonderful moment to treasure :)

  4. This is so beautiful. I almost feel like I saw that smile. You are such a proud father and it shows.

  5. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Awww, I love those moments too, of course I haven't had one of them with Ciara in years....I miss them so and crave them more from her than the other two kiddos. If only she could understand how much I love her and that I want the best for her.............



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