Hello, my friends. I hope that everyone had a happy, safe and healthy Father's Day.

Holidays like Father's Day really bring into the center of our consciousness the family that we love and hold so dear. It also reminds us of the things about our family dynamic, what is unique about it, what is good and what is bad. And mostly it reminds me of the old saying "You can pick your friends, put you can't pick your family!" Oh so very true.....

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Today as I focus again on "Makes Me Happy Monday", I am so thankful for my Dad and the influence he had on my life. I truly would not be the creative person I am today if I did not inherit his aptitude for creativity, his intestinal fortitude when it came to accepting challenges, and his desire to constantly achieve bigger and better things. Truly I walk in his footsteps in all of these areas. He was such a quiet, creative and inspired soul. Me?....... I am not so quiet! LOL!

It has been a little more than a year since my Dad passed away and he is sorely missed. Each and every day when I go into my sewing room and look around at the things there including his old sewing machines, I think of him. I wonder what he would think of my projects. Would they inspire him? Would they make him happy? Or would he just tell me about all things I could have done differently... or perhaps better? LOL.

So in honor of Father's Day and my Dad hopefully in Heaven, this thought is for you....

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord pick a bunch for me, place them in my Father's arms and tell him that they are from me. Tell him that I love him, miss him and when he turns to smile, place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for a while. Remembering him is easy, but there's an ache within my heart that will never go away.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads who are now ANGELS ♥

Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 June 2010 08:04)


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