Willow Stor--I mean Quezada

Traveler's Tip #354 
You can let off the gas, but the miles keep coming. Don't waste a single minute... 

Thinking about my daughter today… 
Saturday I walked my daughter (and pal) down the aisle, handed her to her intended, and then stepped up front and married them. No kidding, I really did. 

    Cue tears, my friends. Happy Father’s Day to me. 

    Robert is a great guy. He loves the Lord. I love him. But, c’mon man, she’s my daughter! 

    When I got to the part in my notes that said Vows, I have to admit I almost lost it completely, but I wanted to hold it together for them. I did pretty good until the toasts started, then all bets were off. Tears continued on through dinner and then definitely through the father-daughter dance (Randy Newman’s You’ve Got a Friend in Me). 

    Lots of smiles. Lots of tears. Lots of dancing. A crazy happy sad day. 

    And now they’re in Hawaii and the air around here feels a bit emptier. I’m cried out. Both happy and sad tears, but isn’t that life? 

    Another stanza from the pen of the Great Poet. And on life’s pages, change is a constant thing. 

    Just the other day, I was the first person in this world to hold her. She was only a few seconds old. I remember it perfectly. She studied me—looked right inside me—with an intently serious look on her tiny face. I thought she had wise eyes, like she’d stepped into the world with answers to questions I hadn’t even thought of yet. In the end, I guess she figured I was okay and it’s been that way ever since. 

    Maybe I’m a little sad, and a little happy, and a little sad, and… but she’s in God’s hands and I wouldn’t want it any other way. She’s so happy and that thrills me. 

    Still, I can’t wait to see her. Come back, kid! 

    So, my friends new and old, we've seen some miles. And many more to come. Please raise a glass with me to one of the best souls on the planet, Willow Stor…I mean Quezada. Willow, I wish you and Robert a million years of the groovy kind of love your mother and I have always had. You still have wise eyes. You still look right through me. 

   God is good. All the time. 

   Aloha and fair winds, 

   Buck/Papa

2 comments

  • Mike & Cathy

    Mike & Cathy Vancouver WA

    My wife and I read your book "Finding Jesus in Israel". We liked it so much we purchased some for gifts. Your humor, quick wit, and vivid description landed us squarely in the middle of your experiences. What I enjoy most is that you show God is present in all situations.

    My wife and I read your book "Finding Jesus in Israel". We liked it so much we purchased some for gifts. Your humor, quick wit, and vivid description landed us squarely in the middle of your experiences. What I enjoy most is that you show God is present in all situations.

  • Mike & Cathy

    Mike & Cathy Vancouver WA

    oh I forgot. We were wondering if their is another way to purchase an audio version besides Amazon. We don't belong to Amazon Audio Books.

    oh I forgot. We were wondering if their is another way to purchase an audio version besides Amazon. We don't belong to Amazon Audio Books.

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