Zephaniah 3:17

The Dance at my Granddaughter’s School

Last week I told you about the father/daughter dance at my granddaughter’s school. I was somewhat apprehensive since I had never been to a dance, let alone, participated in one. But then I find out the craze is to just stand out in the middle of the floor, with your partner, and sway back and forth. I figured we could do that.

We went through all the preliminaries, got her a new dress and a corsage. I found my one and only tie and cleaned up pretty good. When we arrived, there were Addison’s five friends already running around, having a good ‘ole time. It was dark and loud. I sat and talked with one of the fathers as best I could.

Finally, the big moment for the slow dance arrived. There we were, just trying to stay in sync. Then the big moment came. Addison looked into my eyes and said, “I love you, Grandpa!” I said, “I love you too, Addison!” assuring her of my love. That made the whole night. Grandpa’s don’t need much, just want to be loved like everyone else. Was it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! We got out of our comfort zone, and made some memories. Believe me, it was well worth it. Neither of us will ever forget it.

What does God want of us? To be loved and respected, much like I felt on the dance floor.

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Your Friend,


8 thoughts on “The Dance at my Granddaughter’s School

  1. Dawson,
    We were praying for a night like you had. My wife and I almost teared up a bit reading about it. May God continue to bless you!

  2. How wonderful, Dawson. We’re so happy the evening went well for you and Addison. What a special memory for both of you. The photo is so sweet. Thank you for sharing this event with us. Hello to Addison from us.
    Ron and Nancy

  3. Thank you for your transparency, Dawson. Life can be hard but when we can find and appreciate the good in the midst of heartache, then we are truly blessed. All we have to do is trust Jesus. Easy to say. Hard to do. Sometimes hard to even remember– but He doesn’t move. He’s always always here for us. Beauty for ashes.

  4. It’s amazing. The children. Grandchildren just want you to be there. Be apart of their lives. Be interested. I tell you the truth. She will NEVER forget your dance. I Thankyou for your phone call. Meant a lot to me. I’m older and it’s hard for me to keep up with David. We’re not young. He’s 69 and I’m 68. Thx Dawson. Love all of you

  5. What a great photo of you two and what an awesome moment. We totally understand the love of a grandchild. We now have 9 and
    every one of them always tell us “we love you”. Grandchildren are a special blessing for each of us, even in our aging years.
    We love you and Ruthhill.

  6. Hi Dawson,
    I know that wasn’t easy for either of, but I am thankful it all went well and you didn’t step on some poor girls feet😄! Thanks for sharing the sweetness of your granddaughters love towards you! 💛

  7. Praise the Lord! He fills our hearts with just what we need and always to overflowing! Your insights are always so uplifting and speak to my soul so many times!

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