It was the day before Father’s Day.  My six-year-old sweetheart and I were going on a date! DFW area Chick-fil-A restaurants hosted an event this past Saturday, June 18, 2011, called Daddy Daughter Date Night.

We were greeted with pink and white balloons as we walked through the doors.  After ordering our favorites from the counter – Chick-fil-A nuggets, fruit cup and chocolate milk for her; Chargrilled and Fruit Salad for me – we sat down at a booth with a table setting of pink carnations.

Inside the table setting was a card with questions for dads to ask their daughters, to get the conversation started. I wish I had one of those on the first date with my wife! On the flipside were questions for daughters to ask their dads.  Here is a sample of some of the questions, from both sides:

What is your favorite thing to do with me?

What is your favorite day of the week, and why?

Tell me something about yourself that I don’t know.

What was your first job?

What cheers you up?

What are you afraid of?

Name a blessing you’ve had this week.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go, and why?

We laughed and talked as we enjoyed our food. I got to know my six-year-old a little better than I had before, and she got to know me a little better too. I want more than anything to be the best dad for her. I pray often for opportunities to be a positive influence in her life. Moments like these are answers to those prayers.

Chick-fil-A pulled out all the stops on making the night special. A keyboardist provided musical ambience as sharply dressed employees brought around samples of their fudge nut brownies and milkshakes.

Thank you, Chick-fil-A, for a wonderful evening!