One of the highlights of my year is our annual Daddy Daughter Ball. It is so fun! My girls love to get dressed up and to have a special night with Daddy. It is awesome seeing them so excited and just being together. This year’s theme was a Masquerade Ball. We danced for two and half hours straight! As the dad of three girls, I never get a break. When one is tired, another one steps right in! We have so much fun, and it is truly a special night!
As parents, we can become so busy. We have all the demands of life tugging at us. However, what can happen is in the middle of the business, we can miss what is most important. Our children grow up fast. And, we don’t get this time back. We are creating memories that will last a lifetime, but in order to do that, we must schedule time.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old they will not depart from it.” I long to train up my girls in the Lord. I pray that they have a strong spiritual foundation for the days ahead. I will not always be there, but God will. So making sure they have the security of a deep relationship with Him as well as the strong love of their earthly dad. I never want my girls to have to look for love from a man because they never received it at home. I long for them to know that God loves them and their daddy loves them.
Make sure to schedule a Date Night with your kids every so often. It doesn’t have to be the Daddy Daughter Ball, it can be anything at any time. The biggest challenge is actually scheduling the time. But, once you do, it is truly worth it. Remember what is most important and enjoy the time you get to train up your children. It really is fleeting.