Friday, September 14, 2012

Time With My Daughter

Well let’s see where should I begin? About a month ago my step-daughter Macy called and asked her Mom if she thought I would want to go to see the New England Patriots play the Tennessee Titans at the Titans football stadium. Now living here in East Tennessee it is about a four to five hour drive to the stadium and to be quite honest at first my bones and muscles were hurting so much I didn’t think it would be a good idea. But I told her to let me think about it a day or so and would get back with her.

Two days later Macy comes home and asks me if I had thought about it. Which I actually did, quite a bit I would say. See…I have never seen a Pro Football game live and neither has she. Then to top it all off my wife was like “I don’t want to go, why don’t the two of you go?” So Macy got out her laptop and started looking for tickets to buy online to see if we could afford them. Within thirty minutes she found some that were reasonably priced and were worth the money. Yup… you got it. I pulled out my bank card and before you know it we had two tickets on the fifty yard line for an awesome matchup. Oh I forgot to mention… we are New England Patriots fans all the way, but living in Tennessee country. Not only did we get tickets we had to have t-shirts to wear to the game, so again I pulled out the old bank card and got both of us the coolest shirts. So with tickets and shirts ordered all we could do was wait. It was only a couple days away and sure enough tickets and shirts made it in plenty of time.

It was 4:00 am on game day and the game started at noon. Macy and I got ready and were on the road by 6:00 am. We stopped at Waffle House and had breakfast (Hey I like it there!) and then made the four hour drive to the stadium. We had a great time chatting with each other about what was going on in our lives and in the world also. We actually realized that we had never taken a real day just her and I to spend some time without other family around. That made it even more special. We got to the stadium, found our seats and then proceeded to watch a football game together.

Yes, I was not the only winner that day because our team beat the Titans 34-13. It is a day that she and I will never forget!

So don’t wait till its too late go spend time with your children one on one and your grandchildren too. It will make both your days!

On a warm summer morning in 1962, G. R. Holton was born in a small town in Massachusetts and is the second eldest in a family of eight children. He is happily married and living in eastern Tennessee. He has two daughters, a son, a step-daughter and a step-son and is also the proud grandfather of four beautiful girls.
 G. R. took an interest in computer games to pass the time, and then one day he made a friend on one of those online games with chat that turned out to be a screenwriter and movie director. They became great friends and after a few weeks of talking, he met her husband online and hit it off quickly. He gave him a couple of his screenplays to read and he was hooked. He knew at that point he wanted to try writing.
One night, after days of not being able to come up with a story to write, he had a dream of three teens on another planet and in a cave. This was it; he knew what had to be done. He sat down at the computer and over the course of three months he had written his first book, “Soleri”. He knew he couldn’t stop there, so he continued writing and “Guardians Alliance” was born. He has also published a children’s picture book called, “Squazles” about not judging others and did the book design for Cameron Titus’s “A to Z book: A Habitat for Humanity Project”. His latest, “Deep Screams”, is a science fiction/horror/paranormal thriller that has become the Books and’s Best Science Fiction for 2011. G. R. has also won The Author’s Shows “50 Best Writers You Should be Reading for 2011”. All of G. R. Holton’s work can be found at all the internet book sale sites or on his website at His latest release is called, “Dragon’s Bow” a tale of sister vs sister and good vs evil.


Donna B said...

Great post! Amazing how easily time slips away from us. I'm with you. Grab it while you can! I have a 17 year old daughter and treasure every precious minute she wants to spend with me!

Patty Froese said...

It sounds like a really great day! I miss being able to spend days with my dad. My parents live across the country now, so our visits are filled with family and not a lot of one on one time. You're right. So worth it!

Sharla L. Shults said...

Linda, really enjoyed your post. Time is so precious and slips by so easily. I miss those days with my dad and of course, my mom, too, only she was not much into the ball games! Thank you for sharing:>)

BTW Awakenings ( has nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. I do hope you will accept.