The Hook Has Sired A Champion!

To suggest I’ve been blessed in my life would be an understatement.

Just look at how the All-Mighty Creator has shown his favor for The Hook…

  • I’m white. Unfortunately in our world that means I’ve been spared millions of ugly encounters and looks. Its sad but true.
  • I’m male. Again, this is a definite advantage in our unbalanced world.
  • Height and so-so good looks are mine to enjoy. Let’s face it, being short can suck. The less said about my looks, the better…
  • I seem to possess a modicum of literary talent. Again, the less said the better…
  • I have a loving family and loyal friends.

And now we’re at the center of all this self-evaluation; my greatest blessing of them all…

I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, GIFTED DAUGHTER.

It feels like yesterday, but it was over a decade ago that you came into our lives and made us realize just what living truly was. And you’ve been spreading the joy – and in my case, the occasional ribbing – ever since!

Sarah came in third in her piano recital this morning and it was a two-fold accomplishment; she overcame her butterflies and self-doubt AND she played beautifully. I wasn’t there; unfortunately, as ever, duty called.

I hope Sarah spends the day feasting on her accomplishments; she deserves the ego boost. Enjoy the following images, kiddo, you done good.


About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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82 Responses to The Hook Has Sired A Champion!

  1. El Guapo says:

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
    Congratulations, well done, and Rock On, Sarah!

  2. Congratulations to you and your family, especially talented Sarah!!!

  3. Daughters! They’re the cat’s meow aren’t they? 🙂

  4. zannyro says:

    What an awesome day! Congrats to you both! 🙂

  5. trooperstale says:

    Well done Sarah…..even if your dad is tall and ugly. (his words.)

  6. Lily says:

    Congrats! Your daughter sounds like a real gem! It’s nice to count your blessings when you’ve been given so much, right? Someone is definitely smiling down on you!

  7. breezyk says:

    Conrats Sarah! You rock that piano!

  8. The Hobbler says:

    I’m happy for you and her Hook! I’m sure she feels blessed to have you for a dad too.

  9. brainvomit40 says:

    Isn’t it amazing that no matter what awesome stuff you accomplish on your own in life, what your kids accomplish fills you with exponentially more pride! Congrats!

  10. susielindau says:

    Send my congratulations to Sarah!

  11. twindaddy says:

    Kids really are great, aren’t they?

  12. Jeannie says:

    That’s awesome! I know you must be a proud daddy! 🙂

  13. mizqui says:

    Congrats to the kiddo!!! She too is a very blessed individual … She has HOOK DNA. It’s only a matter of time before she hits the “note” of 1st place. And YOU? You by far sound like an awesome block to be chipped from. You and your words are indeed a global blessing.

    THANKS for sharing your view. I dig it & I’m still “HOOKED”! (-:

  14. Go, Sarah! It’s lovely when our offspring get over fears. Like fear their mother is going to write something embarrassing about her. Oops. I’m projecting.

  15. Jo Bryant says:

    Give Sarah my congratulations…which if she is anything like my kiddywinkles will ellicit the response: ‘You put it ON YOUR BLOG ??? Why ???’
    And remember the reason she is so grounded is that she has you and VL behind her cheering her on and she knows it !!!!

  16. Jo Bryant says:

    Oh and so loving Cas up here…oh yes I am.
    🙂

  17. Lynn says:

    yeees! Our world it’s terribly unbalanced but CONGRATS!!!

  18. Great job Sarah. Piano is hard. Playing in front of audience – really scary. All your hard work paid off. Congrats! ( And a pat on the back for mom and dad who played a supporting role)

  19. The Hook says:

    Thank you for all you great comments (btw – this is Sarah writing) 🙂

  20. Congratulations Sarah.. I’ve never met you but if your dad says you’re talented I know this must be very true!!!

  21. Aw! Congrats to Sarah, and thanks to you for the happy mistiness being experienced in the region of my eyes right now. Love like this is a treat to witness, however we may.

  22. Scriptor Obscura says:

    Congratulations! And how is that book of yours coming along, Mr. Hook, eh? 😉

    • The Hook says:

      The cover is 99% done and the interior needs a little more tweaking. Beyond that, the administrative details – the IRS paperwork, bank accounts for royalties, etc – are really holding me back! But I’ll get there – and soon!

  23. Woman says:

    L’gradne sigho….. Cas. What was your blog post about again?

    Oh yeah!!! Right!!! Way to go Little The Hook!!! Learning piano is easy compared to learning to get over the butterflies. Keep going on, practice your public speaking and your public performances now. It is a trait that is not really being taught anymore and something all professionals must work at, and it is so very much easier to learn to overcome the butterflies when you are younger than when you are older.

    Congrats on placing third!!! And rib your dad as much as you can for as long as you can.

  24. raisingdaisy says:

    Awesome!! Congrats Sarah! 😀

  25. Congratulations to Sarah. Enjoy every minute of her growing up as the time goes by swiftly. Soon you will be looking back asking where did time go?

  26. Wonderful — The intro was gripping…This was a nice tribute to your daughter.

  27. Val says:

    Well done Young Hooklet!

  28. Fiona says:

    Well done to Sarah!!! 🙂

  29. Well done, congrats and all the kudos to you Sarah!

  30. Theo Black says:

    Congratulations! You can now forget about sleep for the next 2 years, and start preparing your answers to questions like, “Daddy, what did that Adult Toy sign on that store mean?”

  31. TBM says:

    I love interacting with proud parents. All too often in today’s world we only hear about bad parents. You obviously are not in that category. Congrats to Sarah. And enjoy all the moments Hook.

  32. iamnotshe says:

    You are a blessed man, Mr. Hook. How proud you are! What a gift you are to your daughter – she will continue to flourish and grow in your loving-ness … erm (you know) …

    I feel lucky just knowing you (as it is) … you have the vibe of “good human”. Rock on!!!

  33. munchow says:

    Congratulations with your daughter’s achievement. Sounds wonderful. Like father, like daughter – as the saying goes. Your post is a beautiful serenade to your daughter. I can really feel your pride, and I love it. And yes, a little self-indulgence too, but that’s OK. You are indeed lucky – or blessed, as you say, and it’s good to acknowledge it. Best regards.

  34. giselzitrone says:

    Wünsche dir lieber Hook ein schönes weekend Grüsse dich Herzlich Gislinde.

  35. Well done to you Hook and to you VampireLover…
    We all know that it takes a little village (or two very good parents) to produce success…
    Well done Sarah; may you enjoy your success and have many such adventures to look forward to… 😉

  36. Simona says:

    Good Evening.. by Simona 🙂

  37. ridafatima says:

    congrats hook! what about treat? 😉

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