Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Photo Flashback

Alicia is letting us do another week of Friday Photo Flashback and I'm excited to dig through my pictures and find another one to share with you all. Head over to her blog and show us what you have from your pre digital camera days...or as alot of mine are digital but I never saved them on my computer.



This is my Daddy. I honestly can't write what he means to me..my dad and I have been through hell and back and he has become one of the people that I hold dearest. I consider my dad one of my best friends in the world. My parents got divorced when I was just a baby and I'll tell you first hand that growing up in a household with divorced parents is by far not the easiest thing in the world to deal with. I spent years upset with my dad when I was older for the divorce and I held so much of it inside. I vividly remember the day that it all came out and I told him how I felt and I remember like it was yesterday how he sat right beside me and took everything that I said to him and respected my feelings. From that day on it was all different...I think I lived up until that very day thinking that could leave again at any minute but on that day I knew that he was there. I knew that what happened wasn't my fault and I knew that he loved me and wasn't going anywhere no matter what. After that it was as if everything was new..it was a fresh start. We still had our issues and we of course still argued about things as parents and children always do and I went through days that I thought I had the worst parents ever as a teenager but you know what I realize now is that he always loved me as deeply as is possible in this life. I remember so much that I have shared with my dad and I could sit and tell you stories as though they are happening now...I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Lucas and I was a senior in high school and I remember having to tell him and seeing the pure disappointment in his eyes. I remember thinking that I had really screwed up and I was terrified that I would lose my dad..that we would never be close again. It took a while but we came back closer than ever and have never looked back. I remember when I met my husband and my dad and I went through a difficult time..I remember that everyone around me that loved me and had always supported me didn't think I was doing the right thing. They didn't think that I was making a smart decision and I needed to slow down. I also remember how my dad took my husband into his heart and treated him like his own son. I remember being so thankful that my dad was able to give my husband the love and closeness with my dad that he never got to experience as a child. I will never ever be able be thank my dad for what he has given to him. I remember when we told my dad that we were going to be having a girl...my dad wanted a granddaughter so badly and I remember finding out the day that my grandfather died. I remember the hug that my husband and dad shared and the pure joy in that room at that very moment. My dad always tells me that I give him too much credit and that he really isn't as great as I make him out to be....for the record I just have to say that he's wrong. My dad is the most amazing person I have ever known. I love and adore my dad and although I know that everyone makes mistakes in my eyes he can do no wrong. My dad is my hero and I will always be thankful for all he has brought to my life.


Okay so this flashback turned into a sort of tribute along with a flashback but once I got started I just couldn't stop.

18 comments:

amanda said...

what a beautiful tribute to your dad! he sounds fabulous!!

mimi said...

Very sweet!

He And Me + 3 said...

That was beautiful. What a sweet post and precious flashback pictures. I have tears. How cool that you and your dad are so close.

Jenny said...

I can relate to you story about your father. Although I was a teenager when my parents divorced I have similar issues dealing with things and working to evolve our relationship into what we have now. I am so thankful that he never gave up on me when I pushed him away.

Alicia said...

Aww, what a great flashback and dedication post to your Dad! So sweet Stephanie.

Oh, before I forget...TAG, Your it! Go check out my blog:o)

Stephanie said...

He sounds like a wonderful man! You are very lucky. I have a great dad, too, but I know so many people who don't. Thanks for sharing!!

Alicia said...

Stephanie..that was a beautiful story of how so much hurt and bitterness turned into joy. I come from a divorced family, so I can relate to those feelings! What a blessing that you two are so close!!!! I loved reading that!!

And great picture share too!!!

HUGS!

Catherine said...

Awww... I love that. I actually have tears in my eyes. So sweet!

momstheword said...

And what a lovely tribute it is. Dads are awesome. My dad is with Jesus now and I love and miss him very much.

So glad you have your daddy in your life!

Erin said...

Stephanie, I loved your tribute and as a child of divorce, I could relate to so much of it. These flashbacks sure give us a lot, don't they? Make sure you send this to your dad...he'll be touched even more than we were...

BrnEyedGal said...

How wonderful to have that kind of relationship with your dad...that is so special!
Visiting from Alicia's blog...hope you have a wonderful day!! :)

Sneaky Momma said...

What sweet photos and a great tribute to your dad. :)

Stephanie @ Faithful Follower Of Christ said...

Great photos...great story! Thanks for sharing.

Krisha said...

I came across your blog via Mr. Linky from Alcia's blog.

What a great post & pictures! That was a nice dedication to your dad!

Muthering Heights said...

He sounds like a wonderful man!

He surely looks like a sleepy new dad in the first photo, LOL!

Becca said...

oh this is just so sweet! :-) I bet your dad will love love love to read this!

Keri said...

Fabulous post and great to learn of your relationship with your father. It's something I've never had. Love it.

Veronica said...

Loved this post. These are the kinds of things I love to write and read about...the stuff from your heart. I hope you'll do more posts like this!