Wednesday, August 05, 2009

King of the world

Something new happened the other day . . . my daughter Caroline interrupted me and told me about a song she had just heard on the radio. Now . . . that may not sound so odd to you . . . but none of the girls had ever played with a radio until just recently . . and it was strange to have one of them tell me about something I had never heard of.

Anyway . . . she sang something about "daddy" and "king of the world." I was mildly amused and googled it. Here's what I found. And that was it! Caroline was so pleased.

We listened to it together - and I've got to tell you - I was amazed that my little girl got the message of the song and that it made her think of me. And then I was moved emotionally - the song became a profession of love from Caroline to me.

I'm still a little stunned . . . she found a way to reach me in the medium that means so much to me . . . music.

We found a YouTube video of it tonight and then a little children's story based on the song (or vice versa?). Anyway . . . guess what my new favorite song is?



10 comments:

G said...

I miss hearing my dad call me "Smiley..."

The time, it all goes by so quickly...

Philip L. Copeland said...

Yes . . . the time goes by quickly. I posted that story because I don't want to forget that 10-minute episode in my life this week.

And . . . who knows . . . Caroline might find this post in 25 years and remember that day when she was six years old.

Sadie said...

AWWWWWWWW!

seriously, i'm smiling like a psycho over this.

Katie Harris said...

That's adorable!!

Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk said...

It's things like this that make me wonder if I *should* consider having kids. Thanks for the inspiration, Philip!

Ariel Reid said...

This is the sweetest thing I have heard in a long time! Moments like those are true blessings, and it makes me smile just to hear about them. Thank you :)

J. Head said...

Wow...You made us cry...Thanks for sharing this and reminding us to treasure our princesses all the more...And forgive me if I steal this for my blog!

LH said...

Thats cute (:
My daddy used to spin me

Heather said...

That is the sweetest thing...made me cry. What a precious father-daughter moment! You have some pretty amazing kids, but I am sure you know that.

chris bryant said...

This post made me cry. Thank you.