Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Seven already!!??!?!

Today is my younger daughters SEVENTH birthday.  It doesn't seem possible, and it hurts almost as much as it pleases me to see how she is growing up.  It's tough not being needed to make sandwich's, or tie shoes.  Luckily, my wife and I are 'touchers' so, the kids are that way too...no shortage of hugs, and I still get to read her stories every-other night, which is a treasure, as much as I may huff about it when bed time happens during the 4th quarter of a football game.

I like this recent picture the best.  Her glasses are cute, but the photographer wanted to a few 'glare free' shots.  This is her 'oh yeah?  Watch this' look, and it yes, it usually means trouble.


  1. That is a very prescious photo you will cherish when she is grown.

    I see my daughter, now a mother herself and I think. Where did 30 years go?

    I missed 18 of hers so these last 12 have been golden.

    Enjoy every blessing. She's beautiful.

  2. Seeing smiling children like that brightens up my whole day. Reminds me of my nieces when they were growing up.

  3. My street is has lots of 7 to 9 year old little girls - 10 of them I think. They are all very cute. My son, is the only boy on the street. Thinking down the road, I keep trying to get him to pay attention to them now. But no dice. I would probably have better luck getting one of the little girls to like Lego Starwars.

    He does play with one little girl on the next street over (blond hair blue eyed who looks a little like your little one); and yes she likes Legos.