Some of the guys have been doing a push-up challenge, which means they have a certain number of push-ups they do each day (increasing by the day, beginning December 1st and going to December 31st). Recently, Nathan had one last set of fifteen to do, when a delighted Abby asked for a “ride.” Even though Nathan was worn out, he happily agreed to let his little girl on for a “ride” if she would hold on tight. We thought it was so precious, we (Sarah) did a little photo session of the “push up ride” with a daddy and his little girl.
“Aunt Mary, is your daddy going to help you too?” This was the question posed after Abby was told that Aunt Mary was going to make a gingerbread house.
The background to the story is that Nathan makes it a priority to spend time with Abby, and he’s quite creative with how he does this. Last week, they had a special father/daughter time making a gingerbread house. So, when Aunt Mary said she was going to put a gingerbread house together, Abby naturally wanted to know if Aunt Mary’s daddy was going to help her.
We have loved to see the priority Nathan makes in spending time with his family. His work schedule can be demanding at times, so that means it just has to have a special emphasis to make time with the family happen. One way he does this is taking Abby on as many errands as he can. He also makes pancakes with his little girl every Saturday morning. They are pretty cute together for sure.
Dads and Moms, are you allowing the busyness of the season to crowd out spending precious time with your children? Even a small thing such as making a gingerbread house can create wonderful memories that your children will remember for years.
All of us children have fond memories of special things we do each Christmas season, and it’s such a joy to celebrate together!
“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:7).