Carter & Ammon Moments (Back to back)

Our holding hands evening, and the 1st Day of Spring
March 20, 2012 (Tuesday)

The two sweet things happened minutes apart but both meant SO MUCH. With the onset of Daylight Savings Time,  our chore schedule inside and outside the house shifts.  Since the time has changed and it so warm in the evenings, we have returned to jogging about an hour before darkness sets in. We also eat dinner earlier and feed the Coonhounds earlier.

After dinner, Ammon, Carter, and I had gathered up the Coonhounds’ dog food, and we headed to the barn.  The three dog food pans with the moist kibble, bread, and lunch meat probably weigh approximately 5 pounds in total, so I carry them. Ammon and Carter were lagging behind playing, and I was headed to the dog lot. I turned around to see Carter running up behind me. I thought he was going to ask to carry a pan; however, upon reaching me, he went to my left side with my free hand and placed his hand in mine so he could walk with me to the barn. I smiled, and My Daddy H heart was thrilled and soft. Ammon joined us in a few seconds, and we entered the dog lot.

Upon feeding the dogs, we three exited the lot. Carter ran ahead to the swing set, and this time Ammon joined me and took my hand. I smiled again and thought about how 3 minutes earlier Carter had taken my hand, but this time, I had some dog food grease on it. I looked down at Ammon, and I said, “I’m holding your hand lightly because it’s dirty after I fed the dogs.” Without saying a word, Ammon took the back of hand, kissed it, and looked up and smiled. My dirty hand did not matter to her. As Carter, Ammon, and I approached the swings, I said a quick, silent prayer. “God thank you so much for my Carter and Ammon! They are such blessings!”

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12 thoughts on “Carter & Ammon Moments (Back to back)

    • Amanda, I think of the years to come quite often, and, yes, I am storing up these moments to help make it through the teenage years! LOL….Thank you for reading and for your input. Love you!

  1. Haven, Do not ever stop writing…. Aaron and I had a rough day. He had been with his paternal grandparents for a few days. We all know that when they come back from grandparents that we need to ‘reprogram.’ Your writing helps me to find center and remember what is most important. So glad you are my friend…..

    • I love writing. I was writing in a journal which I loved, but it was sooooo hard to find the extra time. With emails and Facebooking all the time, I found it easier to blog.

      God has blessed me with Carter and Ammon, and I want them and “the world” to know how important they are to me thanks to God through Christ.

      I really appreciate you reading and commenting, Kim. God is great, and so are you.

  2. I was so happy when I read your post about the simple act of your children reaching for your hand, Haven. I love the fact that you “get it.” There will be many times in the future when they will reach for your hand and I know you will always be there for them! You are a special Daddy blessed with two special children! Love to all.

    • Debbie,
      I am so glad God places people like you in my path. Our spirits have to be open to the Spirit to find those connections, and I am so blessed that “you get it too”! Your words touch my heart, and I will treasure them there. Love, Haven and the Crew

  3. Good morning Haven, I adored reading this about A & C and you!! I can just picture this whole scenario in my mind (and heart!). We kept Mary Mason for 3 days and as I was “putting the house back together” yesterday afternoon, I would find things here and there that reminded me of our time together and got so “blue”. I miss the kiddos so much after they’ve been here and gone. Again, thank you for sharing. love all around, Emmie

    • Emmie,
      I understand what you mean 100% !I get “misty” just picking up toys and thinking about the day after Ammon and Carter have fallen asleep and are only 20 feet away from me
      Love you and Doc, Haven

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