Monday, November 15, 2010

Bragging Rights

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The airborne creature in the photo above is my daughter Hannah on her way back to earth after making a save by parrying an incoming shot at a recent college game in Colorado. Hannah plays for Southern Miss. At the age of three, we discovered her standing on a step-stool in the bathroom, looking in the mirror and practicing her delivery of the word "No!" until she got the right combination of command voice inflection and facial picture.

My wife forwarded me this picture this morning and I had to exercise my paternal bragging rights by posting it here. May God help the guy who persuades her to marry. When she says "No!" she means it.

PS: And don't let anybody tell you that white girls can't jump.

13 comments:

pdxr13 said...

College Soccer Girls!

Check out those legs on #11: wow. Is there an exercise machine that needs a paid endorser?

Image soundtrack: Pink Floyd "Learning to Fly".

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

...outstanding!

ycrump said...

Hannah looks great, but then she is great. Well, I think she is not only athletic, but beautiful. Brag all you please.... that is what father's are supposed to do. Thanks for sharing. yvonne

III more than them said...

Well, Mike.... let's all hope she lands a Godly man, strong and honorable, who gives her no reason to say "No" while courting. Let's pray they will follow a Godly way of married life, and do nothing other than build each other up, and raise good grandchildren to you.

Walter said...

Mike: I have a nice young (24 yrs old) nephew. He's a lieutenant in the USAF attached to the 82nd Airborne. Does your daughter like nice young USAF lieutenants?

Anonymous said...

"May God help the guy who persuades her to marry."

other way around. brush up on your roissy. it ain't the 50s anymore, unfortunately

teke175 said...

Congrats. You have reason to be proud.

Gooo Eagles!
USM Alumli

Dedicated_Dad said...

III more than them said...

Well, Mike.... let's all hope she lands a Godly man, strong and honorable, who gives her no reason to say "No" while courting. Let's pray they will follow a Godly way of married life, and do nothing other than build each other up, and raise good grandchildren to you.

So may it be!

This will become my prayer for my daughters as well.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Yeah.... But can she shoot?

Just joking! No need for that quad 50 to do a gun check in my direction! Really!

Anonymous said...

Nice save! As a former goalie though, try to get her to wear some knee pads....they may not be comfortable, but 20-odd years down the road she'll be glad she did. I am.

And is there a dad anywhere that DOESN'T brag about their daughter?!? I thought that was part of our job description!

BoarHawg

Brock Townsend said...

What He Must Be: ...If He Wants to Marry My Daughter
http://www.amazon.com/What-He-Must-Be-Daughter/dp/1581349300
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Make them read this before they come courtin'!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Mike. As a father of a former D-I nationally-ranked female who was an All-American in Strength and Conditioning, I appreciate and honor your pride. Mine was invited to apply as an honors student, took the 4-year "full boat" in athletics, earned two master's degrees while attaining national amateur champion status and two plus years as a professional, and then gave me two wonderful grandkids via her very talented DIY-er hubby. We taught her to 'summon the magic'.

III more than them said...

Dedicated Pop...

Take it, pal! Free to you and all. I love the idea of good gals marrying good guys, and making us all proud. I hope your kiddos land good ones, and treat them well. :)