Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Miss You Dad



Nine years ago today I lost my dad. Despite him being gone for almost a decade he still guides me daily.   Whether it is something one of my boys does that reminds me of my dad, thinking about how he would help me solve a tough problem at work, ease my mind when I was worried or how he could light up a room with his laugh.  My dad loved me unconditionally.  He pushed me to be better than I was the day before, always told me he loved me and praised me for a job well done. He made me laugh like no other.  Oh how I miss him, but know he is shining down on us each and every day.

My card today isn't related to my post. I'm working on a card order.  The request was to make cards for staff that helped a baby through open heart surgery.  I can't think of a much better reason to send a card.  I'm enjoying working on these cards!

22 comments:

  1. Wow! What an emotional post! It'll be 20 years this summer that we lost my dad to Alzheimer's and I miss him terribly too. He was such a great man. Sorry for your loss. And what a great reason to make a beautiful card!

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  2. My dad has been gone for 10 years this past Nov. I feel exactly as you do about him being in our lives daily! We can cherish our great memories.

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  3. Such lovely words Lynn and I know he is looking down on you each and every day! I remember his laugh so well! x

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  4. Hi Lynn! I lost my Dad 2 years ago from cancer & Alzheimers! I feel the same way you do about my Dad as you do! I was Daddy's little girl! I miss him so much! But I know he is still with me!

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  5. Love this pretty card - and so will the people who receive it! Dads are the best - I'm lucky to still have mine and I spend as much time with him as I can!

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  6. What lovely memories you obviously have of your dad, Lynn! He must have been a wonderful man! I lost my dad 37 years ago - I was still in high school - and I miss him to this day. Keeping my memories of him close to my heart has helped me show my boys the kind of man my dad was.

    I love your beautiful card - it's perfect! Sending hugs! ♥

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  7. you've got me all teary eyed on a Weds. morning. It's amazing how someone can imprint on our hearts and be with us throughout our lives. What a beautiful relationship you had and still have. Hugs to you today and I'll be thinking about you ;) I can't think of a more perfect reason to make cards too...this is so sweet...love the stamped background under the circle :) ox

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  8. Just adore this card!! Love the text in the circle.

    Love when people leave such an impression on our lives and fingerprints on our hearts. Coming up to seven years since my dad died and being very much like him, I am often reminded of him :) Hugs to you!!

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  9. These are the loveliest words a daughter to tell her father... I am sure he is there with you all the time :)

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  10. Lynn what a beautiful relationship you had with your Dad and I love how you still live with him in your heart. A beautiful card for a beautiful cause.

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  11. Your cards will be much admired and appreciated by those who receive them. I still have my dad at 97, and can't imagine life without him.

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  12. LOVE your window with the text background! I can see you pouring your heart out with this card as a tribute to your Dad. HUGS to you, my friend!

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  13. Touching words of your father Lynn. I'm blessed to still have mine, but I know he will live in my heart forever too. Your card is darling and I'm sure it will be appreciated.

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  14. A beautiful post about your dad, Lynn. I love that he shines through the boys and that he left you with so much love and so many good memories.
    Your card is lovely too and so perfect for the recipients.

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  15. Your words are touching, I know your dad is shining down on you today so very proud of you. My dad has been gone 17 years, and I still miss him. Sometimes the strangest things remind me of him, like a man whistling at Lowes. They may be gone, but they are never forgotten. Hugs to you today Lynn!

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  16. Oh Lynn....such a wonderful tribute to your Dad!

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  17. Love this. Your card and wonderful words.

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  18. I'm so sorry about your dad. You really have a way with words. This is a beautiful tribute to him and how much he means to you. And, your card is just sweet as pie--what a fun project to work on.

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  19. Your posts always seem to say something to me that I need to hear. Thanks so much for the inspiration, the card and your thoughts!

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  20. What a beautiful tribute to your Dad, Lynn! Sniff. And such a great reason to send a card for sure! So sweet!

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  21. What a gorgeous card...and a gorgeous tribute to your father!

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  22. You KNOW I can relate to this post about your Dad. Nine years and still so fresh? Glad you can see him in your boys and that you have wonderful memories to cherish. Btw LOVE this card and again Love the design!

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