Friday, April 19, 2013

Tribute to Daddy & Mama

The April Challenge for Mixed Media Mondays with Tracy Weinzapfel was to design a page around 5 words we want people to remember us by.   I've not been able to wrap my head around that for myself. I never stop to think what others think of me, only what God thinks of, and expects of me.

With Daddy being so ill of late and with our recent visit, its placed my thoughts fully around him now that he's decided he will not go back to hospital and will wait on God's call Home.  At 82 years, his serious health issues entitle him to make those hard decisions and we love and respect him enough to support him in that decision.   The time that remains is so precious and with it comes the bitter sweet knowledge that he'll soon be gone from us but will then be reunited with Mama and oh so many other loved ones.   I felt it fully possible to create a page devoted to Daddy & Mama and their memory, rather than for myself.

And so, I did.

Daddy and Mama ... what a duet they sang in life!  So many common interests, yet each had their own as well.   They will be well remembered for their Faith; their love of Family, Friends, Music (they played a variety of instruments and sang), Nature; their Service to Others; and their Artistry - Daddy with woodworking and carving, Mama with China and Porcelain painting as well as all types of needlecrafts.   Heaven will be doubly blessed when they are together once more.

Daddy & Mama - a Tribute


  1. I know that putting this together during this time with your dad is bittersweet. It's theraputic to do it though, so I am glad that you can do it. I also know that it's a difficult time to focus on yourself when you have your father to take care of. Hugs and prayers for you and your dad. ♥

  2. What a lovely tribute!! Holding you, your dad and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Hi Von.. Don't know what I love more.. your sweet stories.. or the artwork you display with each one! I hope and pray you got an opportunity to spend quality time with your Dad! Prayers for you and your dad and the rest of your family.

    1. Thank you Tamiko. (((hugs))) The time we got to spend with daddy wasn't as much as hoped for, but it was enough to express to him my love, support and gratitude for having him as my dad. I hope it was enough for him.

  4. What a sweet tribute to your parents. Thank you for visiting my blog also.

  5. I am so moved by this tribute to your parents, Von. Indeed, it is difficult to let go of our parents, even if they are ready. It is good that you can respect your father's desire to stay and home and wait rather than return to this hospital. May he be at peace until he is called home. God bless you!


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