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