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Happy Father's Day

By dawnmichelle
When I took this picture of his chair/Bible/shoes/cup and added him into the picture here is what I saw.

Here is the man that I followed like his shadow
With each step he took I was close beside or behind him.
He never got to far away from me. From the time I can remember we were never apart. He use to go visit his friends and me in the baby carrier I would be with him as he sat me on the restaurant table as he drank his coffee.
I grew up around all his friends and they became like
family to me.

When I see his cup. I think of how many times I have carried it to him with coffee or soup in side.
How many times I even held it just so his trembling hands could rest while he was sick.
The cup reminds me of the times I carried everything from the smallest nail to the
largest board as he did he is carpentry work.
His hands that I was amazed by cause no matter how bad they trembled he still tried to do it all himself.

The hands that I held as a child for comfort and the hands I held as he slipped away from me and
how for the first time in my life they were still. I will never forget looking at them and holding them and thinking how he longed for them to stop shaking so he could just be normal.

When I look at his Bible and glasses. I see his
peace. I sat in that chair and looked through his glasses even though all I saw was blur from them.. what I could see was that the man I loved saw so much beauty and pain through them.

How he Loved the Lord and wanted so bad to be able to hold the bible still so he could read it. Even though he couldn't hold it still he still carried it and opened it and looked at it and did his best to read it even if it was only a sentence.

I planted chicken and hens in his shoe's to set in the flower garden that he loved and those shoes had miles of stepping through the .
I even remember him saying as he got weaker that he just missed the little things like putting on his shoes and walking through the yard and
seeing his flowers and gold fish.

How a simple thing like that was getting to be impossible and he starred at them as they sat by the
coffee table in front of him.

So when I see this picture.. I see my Daddy as he was.

I pray for who's Father's that have passed while be able to reflect back on their Father's and have cherished memories flood over them.

I pray for those who's Father's are still with them make sure to tell them how much you love them and appreciate them.. Make sure you have no regrets or wishing you have told them what they mean to you.

This pic has been posted before but I wanted to share it again today.
Hope you all have a blessed day.. Keep each other in your thoughts and prayers.

Tags: Happy Day My Dad Digitally manipulated Portraits and people Father's

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barmymarny 11 1 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 5:06PM
A sad but lovely tribute to your Dad.
Bless him.

Marilyn xx
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 5:40PM

Quote:A sad but lovely tribute to your Dad.
Bless him.

Marilyn xx

I agree Dawn.

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Jun 2010 5:47PM
Wonderful words along with a wonderful image, Dawn. Carol
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 7:00PM
such a lovely write up Dawn and so full of love and sentiment

Linda x
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2010 7:03PM
Nothing more to add, Dawn, but Bless you! xx
Roly 13 Wales
20 Jun 2010 9:18PM
A lovely tribute and write up Dawn.
12 10 10 England
20 Jun 2010 10:23PM
Happy times are what you should remember Dawn, that is what your Dad would wish.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
21 Jun 2010 5:51AM
grand tribute Dawn
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 6:38AM
A wonderful tribute, Dawn, and such a fabulous image.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 1:06PM
Superb tribute - very touching.
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 3:11PM
lovely tribute and a fine image dawn.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 3:11PM
Incredably moving!!
danbrann 16 640 17
21 Jun 2010 3:11PM
Tip top Dawn. He will be proud of you.
tmann 16 4 2 United States
21 Jun 2010 3:31PM
Incredibly touching - brought a tear to my eye
He's walking on streets of gold now in the glory of the Lord.
What a beautiful write up and fitting dedication.
May you be blessed for the gift you shared!
dawnmichelle 13 12 United States
21 Jun 2010 3:48PM
thank you everyone.. Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
21 Jun 2010 6:05PM
Such a moving tribute to your dad. It made me cry, so much of it fitted my dad and I. And I'm sure many others too relate to this. You have a beautiful way with words Dawn, I think because they are so heartfelt.........Thank you , Sandy
pascalg Plus
13 37 1 France
22 Jun 2010 6:13PM
beautifully done Smile
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
28 Jun 2010 12:40PM
Fine tribute
nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
29 Jun 2010 7:19PM
Glad to be 30 Dawn, very nicely done

Nicky x
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 12:47PM
I knew this was your's Dawn
Lovely tribute

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