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Jan 22, 2009

I'll Trade You a Caption for A Prize

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Prize for Caption

Abby came in my office today and crawled up in my lap. She fell asleep so I leaned back and it wasn't long before my eyes were rollling back.

Michelle came in with the camera because she knew I was thinking about something to post tonight! She snapped off a few rounds and I did my thing in Photoshop to get it ready for you.

Leave us a caption in the comments... funny, heartwarming, tear-jerking, whatever hits you. I could think of all those kinds for this picture. By the way, can you guess what I was doing right before she came in?

We'll choose a "winner" tomorrow and I'll send you your choice of one of my books, including "Terrorist to Evangelist" that will be out next week.

UPDATE: And the winner is:

Computer with dual monitors : $1500
Big comfy office chair : $175
Holding my daughter in my arms : PRICELESS

http://www.madhattermom.com/
(contact me for your prize: brent@brentriggs.com)

79 comments:

Nancy Gene Baxter said...

It can't get any simpler than, "safe and secure in daddy's arms."

Alexandra {{Awareness Warrior}} said...

Abby: Oh my gosh, dad.. This book... is so boring... it's... putting me ... to sleep... *Zzzzzzz*

(Though I can tell by reading the comments you used in the book that it's got to be hilarious! But hey, I needed some caption material!)

Ali Rae said...

Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest....

Dena said...

PLEASE PLEASE give that sweet girl a BIG HUG! I follow on FB and we are praying for her everyday!!!

The Stairs Family said...

Theres nothing more safe, secure and heart-warming than a child in their fathers arms. Abby is in our Fathers Arms always, keep that in your thoughts and it will be sure to get you through each day, as painful as I'm sure they are sometimes. My family is praying for Abby and her healing. May Gods will be done and may her story bring healing and salvation to so many others.

Tim said...

What my Father has given me is more important than anything, and no one can snatch it from the Father's hand.

Sarah said...

Looks like the prize is in your arms...

Brandi said...

awe. . .the other ideas are so sweet. . and I was going to be funny!

Sometimes, for a good multi-tasker like me it means working and napping at the same time!

Brandi

Leslie said...

I love this pic...

a Great caption would be "Abigail -means a fathers Joy!!
Thats my daughters name and she is her fathers pride and joy!!!

hugs,Leslie

Kelsey Lantz said...

what a sweet picture..I can't even think of anything to say for it. Praying for you guys and for sweet abby (btw tell her to be watching the mail...she's got a little something fun coming her way)...hang in there!!!!!

Sarah said...

Awww dad!! Why did HE get the front cover!

Candy said...

SAVE ME DADDY...Spidey Landis is web blasting me AGAIN!!!

stitchah0lic4life said...

i love you daddy, mind if i sleep on you?

Michelle Mann said...

"Never too busy for a nap with Abby"

Desert Mom said...

Not too hard, not too soft...just right!

Cayle said...

"At the end of the day i realize this is what i live for."

Tina said...

Computer with dual monitors : $1500

Big comfy office chair : $175

Holding my daughter in my arms :

PRICELESS

Kelli said...

That's really sweet. No caption here, just had to comment. :)

Keith and Kris said...

I can't even thing of a caption. I just wanted to comment that it is such a sweet photo. There is nothing quite as sweet - nor simple, in this complicated world - than taking a nap with your child. Beautiful photo!

Praying for Abby,
Kris

Kristi said...

Sweet Dreams.....a Princess and her Knight in Shining Armor!!

Netta said...

"My Dad gives the best hugs."

Jill - Blessed Mom of 8 said...

"When nothing else will do - a Father's hug and rest is best!"

There's no place I'd rather be - than in my Daddy's arms.

Hugs and blessings to you Brent, Michelle and family!
Love,
Jill

Michelle Jamie said...

"Safe in the arms of the Father"

melissa said...

Priceless

Darcy said...

"Dear Lord, I know Abby's your precious child. When she's in my arms, it takes my breath away. If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to keep holding her and watching her grow up?"

annb said...

Cherishing the moment! It's a beautiful picture and that must be one of the sweetest times I can remember with my kiddos - they're so warm and cuddly and completely trusting!

oneblessedlife said...

*yawn* . . . but . . . I'm . . . not . . . sweepy. . .daddy . . .

Mel said...

Wow I have no caption but it reminds me of God gathering us into His arms when we are too weary to go on.

Michelle said...

Safe in the arms of Dad ...

Hoping and praying your sweet girl is feeling better soon.



micheller@cinci.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this is what Jesus' arms feel like....zzzzzzzz.

Laura W. (Rocky Face, GA)

Malia'sMama said...

"... and i will give you rest."

I can't get this little angel out of my head. Every time I kiss my own blessing, I think of Abby, too.

Phoenix's Mom said...

"It's the little things in life that make the biggest footprints in the sand."
Angela

Jill said...

Oh, this photo just warms my heart...truly beautiful.
SWEET, sweet Abby.

All Things Family said...

How Sweet! That is one precious picture...my caption is...


"Lullaby, and goodnight, have some sweet dreams my Daddy..."


(my mom made up the words years ago...so she says, to the song lots of the little wind up animals play)

The Copes family said...

Safe in the arms of love....

Amy Harkey apharkey@yahoo.com said...

The first thought that came to mind was:

Two Hearts at Peace!!!

What a wonderful picture! Cherish it!
Praying for your family and your sweet girl!
Amy Harkey

free_to_dream said...

"My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest." (Exodus 33:13) (Maybe. I know for sure it's Exodus 33.)

Verna said...

"Daddy, I love you so much"


I'm writing my comment before I read any of the others. Otherwise, I'll go brain dead and forget what I thought when I first saw the photo.

Verna said...
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The Burk Family said...

Embraced with Daddy's arms...Carried in the Father's Hands!

Kathy said...

I'm thinking something with Angels in it.....hmmm.

"Angel in my arms."

"Dreaming Angels."

"Joys of fatherhood."

"Dreams of a lifetime."

Thats all I have!!

Kathy :)

Pam said...

it moves me to tears... it is a visual of what i so often imagine myself doing as I go to sleep in the arms of Jesus... to think of something clever isn't really my thing... but it is so touching... thanks for sharing... for being who you are, and letting us into your trials.

Svetlana said...

"In Daddy's arms"

RagamuffinSC said...

Lay our burdens on My shoulder & you shall find rest!!!!

a Very quiet & peaceful moment for Dad & Princess!!!!

Julie Proud Mom of Blakester
http;//www3.caringbridge.org/sc/blakester

julie_joshb said...

that is the greatest picture ever. i love it. abby you sweet sweet girl. many many people r praying for you.

Hopesrising said...

*Upon his shoulder ...is where I love to be.*

Kinda reminds me of when they sleep we need to sleep ..Still praying.

Hopesrising said...

*Upon his shoulder ...is where I love to be.*
Reminds of sleeping while they sleep.
Still praying.

Melanie said...

Every Sleeping Beauty needs her Prince Charming.

chopstix said...

Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest, on mother's breast,
Father will come to thee soon;
Father will come to his babe in the best,
Silver sails all out of the west,
Under the silver moon:
Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

chopstix said...

in my father's house there are many rooms, but none so great as in my father's arms.

Vaughn Family Blog said...

"Great Minds Think Alike"

Molly said...

"There's nothing more precious than a girl and her daddy. She finds herself valuable, loved, and beautiful... and she will rest in that."

I'm 17 and love my dad SO much. I nearly cried when I saw this picture as it reminded me of how secure I felt when I would crawl into my dad's arms as a little girl.

Praying for your family!!
Molly

Stacey G. said...

"Two hearts beating as one"


Its perfect for the picture..

Stacey G.. from Long Island, NY

mockba0204@optonline.net

Anonymous said...

Now, THIS is the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Love, Holly in OKC

Hannah_Rae said...

Because we are both tired. :)

I am feeling closer to your family every day. Thank you for pointing to the true Father.

Hannah

ReadyAim said...

Now, THAT'S what I call teamwork!

Anonymous said...

"There is nothing better than this!!"

Guate4Jack said...

I have no witty comment of my own, but I like what Darcy said the best. The picture it self brought tears to my eyes. So sweet!

Becky and Jack

Anonymous said...

I'll forever be Daddy's girl!!

Abby and your family are always in our prayers!

Brook -Van Buren, AR

LeAnna said...

Oh AWESOME picture! I LOVE candids!
'You're beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.'

From 'My Little Girl' by Tim McGraw

Anonymous said...

...In my Father's hands....

Laura W. Rocky Face, GA.

Anonymous said...

In my Father's arms all is well.

peggi said...

In my Father's arms all is well.

Anonymous said...

I think Abby was saying "Daddy, hold me, i need you" Bless her little heart, still praying for comfort and a miracle of healing coming for Abby. I cannot get this precious child off my mind, being her parents, i can't imagine how you all feel, it rips your heart out to see her sooooo sick like this.She feels safe in your arms, she needs this right now, i love you Abby. Hope you have a better day each day.

Matt and Courtney said...

Psalm 16:11 You lead me on the path of righteousness. In your presense there is fullness of joy. At your right hand there are pleasures forever more.

This verse reminds me of my relationship with my dad and also of Abby with hers. There is nothing in life more important than a dad. Our dads are meant to be mirror images of Christ relationship to us. This picture speaks peace to me.

Crazy Momma said...

" In my Father's Arms...on Earth and in Heaven."


You have been such an inspiration to me, Riggs family! All of my prayers are with you.
Mandy
adopted my son from HH Guatemala...AGCI

Joan (Nana) said...

Two hearts beating together. What a beautiful sound. Just listen to the music God has sent you.

Anonymous said...

God's love in a father's arms....

Still praying hard for you, little Abby...
Shannon, Joplin, Mo
shansat@cableone.net

Tina:0) said...

Abby: "zzzzzz"

Daddy: "zzzzzz"

Together: "ZZZZZZ"

Or this one struck me too!:
"You're so snuggly - wuggly, Daddy!"

Hope Abby is doing well today... still praying with so many others!

Jenney said...

Time Out!

Donna said...

Daddy...the perfect place for nappin'

-stephanie- said...

Sleep in heavenly peace.

Guatemalan Team said...

"OHHHHHHHH Abby feel asleep in Daddy's arms.." Says SpideyLandis

It is nice to see you taking a snooze with your precious Little Angel.. I am guessing you were working on your magazine that is coming out in Feb..

Bless her little heart she wanted to be close to her daddy..

TracyC said...

Proof that God loves us. Praying for all of you.

housemover said...

How Sweet It Is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Following Him said...

Held tight in my daddy's arms!

Precious picture :)
~Elyse~

Kim said...

"Hold me just a bit tighter, Daddy"

Ellie said...

2 Heart Touching and 2 Dreamers Dreaming, equals being held by 4 hands of the Fathers

Ok... Kind of corney... Took me a little while to try to put it in words... even through my tears...

I SO LOVE THIS PICTURES

Donna said...

The best nap...is a shared nap.


Precious photo!