javascript:void(0) Pixel Mischief: Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

To all the Dad's out there!

I think fondly of my own father - he has been gone for 2 years now, but I still miss him so much!

He was my rock, my hero, teacher, advisor and friend. His beloved companion, Evelyn said to me once that he was a man comfortable in his own skin, and that is truly what he was. He never pretended to be anything but himself, and we all loved him for that.

He was very mechanically talented, he loved tinkering out in his garage and was able to fix just about anything. Once he retired, his hobby was to buy old tractors and take them apart, restore and rebuild them. He shared this talent with just about anyone, he loved the challenge of it and took pride in a job well done. He was always willing to help his friends and neighbors and this shows in the love and respect they still have for him. I am very proud to be his daughter.

Here is a photo of him a few years back sitting on his 4-wheeler with his dog, Pepper, I know that today they are together in heaven, enjoying each others company.

Credits: Background, wire and acrylic "Dad" are from the Spiritual Journey free gift which you can grab at the bottom of the post. The Storyboard behind the photo and the ivy border are both from Christina Renee. The Heaven stamp is an item from my grab bag at Plain Digital Wrapper - which you can still pick up for $2. Today is the last day to pick up these *6 Brand New* items at this low price ... so you better hurry! Here's a peek, and a link below:

*EDITED - I'll leave the grab bag up for 1 more day (Monday) for anyone who missed it!*

Link: Donna's Grab Bag

Spiritual Journey Challenge for June:

This month's scripture is from Exodus 20:12

"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

So the challenge is to find a special photo of your own father and honor him by making a beautiful page! I would love to see your creations - you can post them in the gallery here at PDW, or leave me a link here in the comment section of the blog. And if you do visit your father on his special day today - be sure to give hime an extra hard hug!

Here is the download link:

June Spiritual Journey GIFT

1 comment:

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Jun [LA 11:40pm] - 16 Jun [NY 01:40am, UK 06:40am, OZ 04:40pm]).