So much more than just a Father...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On Sunday we celebrated the day that is chosen annually to commemorate our Fathers.  This day is so special to me and you need to know why...

Meet my daddy. 
Here he is at age 16 and you can see from the handwritten sentiment on the back of the picture, that even then, he was deeply in love with my mother.

This is the day my father pledged his love to my mother...a love that remained loyal for 48 years.

I have never met a person that so constantly models his values of honesty, integrity, and loyalty, even to this day. 
I was a lucky little girl having a daddy like this raise me...

His love of his family and his love for the Lord were constant fixtures in my life.

We were so lucky to have the incredible opportunity to celebrate the milestone of thier 25 years together with my daddy and  his bride...

This man simply adored my mother and devoted his life to her welfare and comfort.  He loved to please her and always showed her in creative, sometimes corny ways  (but she loved it)!

My mother wasn't a physically well person for most of her life, and she and my father did all alot to maintain "normalcy" for thier family

But as the years progressed, she became increasingly ill and my father remained a constant pillar of love and support for her and his children

My dad remained a constant fixture by my mom's side for her entire life.  He showed such incredible love for especially during the last year of her life. 
She was diagnosed with cancer in the fall and died a slow, painful death at home with my daddy by her side, for the next six months.

They were probably the most diffucult six months of my life, but never have I witnessed such an incredible display as the love my father gave to my precious little mother during that time.  It was the most tender example of unconditional love that I could have ever imagined one person having for another.

This is why I feel so honored to know this man and to have such an amazing person in my life. 
He has given me so much and I will spend my entire life returning that love to him.

Hello, It's Me...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since my last post.  Life has been chugging along, but we have done some fun stuff along the way. 
Let me share...

Planted some potatoes in the garden...

Celebrated Frankies 54th Birthday

Made him a wonderful red velvet cake with vintage bowling decorations

Played some outdoor games with my grandson

Helped blindfold my "big" baby boy for Pinata

Went to a car show

saw a 1958 Chevy in lovely pink

and a beautiful 1958 Chevy Apache in Bomb Red

...sold my black bug

went to Laguna Beach with my 3 favorite men

celebrated Memorial Day by the pool

with my wonderful family and friends

So, you can see it's been very busy, but really fun, and I glad I finally got the time to post and share.

Oh yeah...I almost beautiful Packard is in the shop getting air bags...Yippee! 
When I get her back, I will lift her skirt and debut her new
lovely undercarriage
for all to see.