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February 17, 2004

Try a Little Tenderness

While I was getting my hair cut, a man and his son walked in. The little boy was not yet three, and had wispy blond hair. The stylist prepared for the little boy by putting a booster seat on the chair.

When the family was finished getting off winter coats and hats, the father told the stylist that he didn't want the booster seat. Instead he sat down in the chair himself, and gently pulled his toddler onto his lap.

The boy fussed for a moment when he realized he would be getting his hair cut. I couldn't hear what the father was murmuring, but it calmed his son down quickly. The stylist put the cape around the little boy. The father was in uniform--militsia or military, I'm not sure. He didn't care about getting clippings on it, as long as his little boy felt safe.

Throughout the haircut, the father had his hand held on the boy's forehead and over his eyes, to prevent hair from getting one his face. From time to time, I saw him brush away stray bits from the son's nose and cheeks.

I was like being in a Norman Rockwell photo, and I was so touched by that father's tenderness.


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I am ashamed of my impatience when I cut the boys' hair.

Posted by: Carol at February 17, 2004 06:37 PM

What a very sweet Daddy :-).

Posted by: Toni at February 18, 2004 12:10 AM

What a sweet story. I love seeing dads out taking care of their little kids and especially teaching their little boys about sweetness and tenderness.

Posted by: Jordana at February 18, 2004 03:43 PM

Hi, I've recently discovered your blog and am really enjoying it! It's amazing that I can follow the lives of another family trying to raise children with the same biblical values so far away. Keep up the great blog!

Posted by: Anne at February 19, 2004 05:18 PM

That was a beautiful story. I have checked your site a few times. Lovely!

Posted by: Cheri at February 20, 2004 02:22 AM

Okay, girl. Is that computer EVER going to get fixed?!! (Hope you have a great weekend! - I know it's your busiest time.)

Posted by: Carol at February 20, 2004 06:03 PM

What a great story. This has been my first time to your site, I will definitely be back. God Bless & Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Mr Nath at February 21, 2004 12:37 AM

So, your computer still doesn't work...*sigh* Just checking in...I'm looking forward to your return. :-)

Posted by: Missy at February 23, 2004 09:41 PM

I'm home, and the computer is home--but still buggy. Thank the Lord--we didn't lose our photos! Hubby and I will be back to blogging this week. *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at February 25, 2004 10:29 AM

Talk about withdrawal.
I MISSED you!!

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2004 01:32 PM

There are a bunch of new readers commenting! Welcome to my garden! *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at February 26, 2004 08:49 AM

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