mixed blessing

When it was bedtime for my youngest a lifetime ago, I would stop in and we would sing a short song, then I would place my hand on her forehead and give her a blessing.

One night I must have been distracted, and as I was leaving, she said “Dad” in an exasperated tone then took my hand and placed it on her forehead.

I Learned that night, never withhold a blessing.

Of course, this is the same child who received a hard cure for bad dreams.


15 Comments on “mixed blessing”

  1. Eric Alagan says:

    Interesting – I do (did) the same – always placing my hands on their heads for a quick blessing. Very assuring for the “placees” and the “placer”.

    Re the linked post – Now you know why we daddies snore – to keep ’em out of our bedrooms – you let the secret out, Bill 🙂

  2. Out of the mouths of babes. 🙂

  3. Imelda says:

    yeah…never ever withhold a blessing or the children will think they are out of favor or something. 🙂 These two stories are heartwarming.

  4. Never withold a blessing… what a touching story and I love the other one too. 🙂


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