Outside on a Rainy Day

As I went to get groceries this evening, I saw something that made me smile.  It was drizzling outside, and over by the playground of our apartment complex was a dad playing swords (foam of course) with his son.  The dad was decked out in black dress pants, a polo shirt, and a ball cap.  Just a few days ago, when Lauren and I were throwing the frisbee, we saw the same dad doing the same thing… dressed much the same way.  I mention what he was wearing, because in my mind I imagine this father coming home from a hard day’s work… and heading outside in the rain to play with his son.  And I mention that we’ve seen him multiple times, because I also imagine that this is something he tries to do often (based on the number of observed occurrences in the last few days).

When I have a child of my own… that’s the kind of dad I want to be.

And fortunately for me… I had two dads that showed me that kind of love day in and day out.


About nassfam

Newly married, living in the city, striving towards oneness, figuring out what we want to do when we grow up, loving Jesus in all things.
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One Response to Outside on a Rainy Day

  1. Cat says:

    I love to see or hear about parents that are that engaged with their children. What a difference it will make in that boy’s life.

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