It hurts to be daddy


Being a daddy is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. It is also, however, the most difficult job I’ve ever had. I was reminded of that difficulty about 30 minutes ago when I sat down on the sofa with my daughter, Grace, and explained to her that her new kitty cat had died sometime during the day while I was at work. I knew that the kitty would probably would die today since one of the neighborhood dogs had gotten ahold of her last night, and she wasn’t doing very well at all when I last checked on her. But no matter how much I prepared, trying to explain to Grace that her kitty was gone simply caused this daddy to cry like a baby. Man, I love my little girl and she loved her kitty. I knew that, even though she’s young, to lose her kitty would be difficult for Grace. It would be hard for her to understand and it would be harder for her to not be able to play with her friend when she was outside anymore. I also know that this is just the first of many hard lessons my little girls are going to have to experience and it makes my heart hurt to think about it.

Well, I don’t really have a strong spiritual point to this post. I just needed to write and communicate my thoughts (it’s therapeutic, you know). So, I hope you’ll indulge my conversation about my girl and her kitty.

Here’s to kitty…

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He's Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he's a debtor to grace.

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