Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Today is Father's day, so I thought it was only fitting to focus my post on my own Dad.   I was blessed with not just a great Mom, but I also had a wonderful Dad, who I don't get to see very often but feel his influence in my life even now every day.  His words of wisdom, and years of guidance and yes, even the lectures!  come to me whenever I need them most.

There is so much I could say but I think this quote I found by Jim Valvano says it all...

"My Father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in Me."

Today living in California so many miles away from my family I know I would never have had the courage to pack up my car and drive across country from Minnesota, and be the independent strong individual I've become if not for that faith and constant support I had from him growing up. 
So Thank you Dad, for letting me be all that I can be...  I'm still working on perfecting that - but believe I'm on the right track.

I have a few pictures to share - a now and than kind of thing....

Now.....

 
& ......then

 

I love this one of him with my Sister and I! (I'm the one with the red socks) He has such a great sense of humor and could always make us laugh!


 I'll leave you with a project I shared with you on one of my first blogposts -


And some closeups...




Hope you get some time with that special Dad in your life! 
I need to go call mine and tell him I love him!

Have a great day...

3 comments:

Jacquie Southas said...

great post Karen - LOVE the photo of you & your sister with your dad

Melody said...

Beautiful post Karen!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Karen,

What a great post to celebrate Father's Day! I love the pics you used. What cute daughters your Dad has:)