Day 18 ~ 3 Gift Red, Read, Written: Red~ Red roses I put in a log for my Dad's grave today, Read~ Verses of the Bible to inspire me, Written~ this Joy Dare- making me think of more than 3 things God has given me- all the Blessing and learning
Day 19 ~ 3 Gifts in Church: Tom and Pat Brown- holding my babies each week of theirs lives and being Wonderful Godparents to them, growing up hearing my Dad lead the singing, Friends at church that have become our family
Day 20~ 3 Gifts in Serving: my family packing food in backpacks for kids at school who only get food during the week while at school, pulling things out of my closet for women who may use it, projects that we can do as a family for others
This weekend was a emotional roller-coaster for my family. We went to decoration at Crain Hill where my Daddy was buried this past December 14, 2011. Several of his family- parents, his grandparents, aunts and uncles- is buried there also. It was hard trying to figure out what to do- flowers, yes or no and then what kind. So many questions that you never seem to be ready to answer. I wanted what ever I did to represent my Daddy and not just something to just put there. While D and I talked about what to do, I told him I wanted to use a log of some sort. My Daddy was a logger his whole life and Loved being in the woods cutting trees. D said he would drill holes into a cedar log we had here at the house and we could add flowers to it that a way. Perfect combing two things my Daddy loved logs and using cedar to whittle. So I added some red and white roses into a log "vase" to put onto my Daddy's grave. making this arrangement gave me lots of emotions and peace too.
Psalms 74:5 A man was famous according as he had lifted up axes upon the thick trees.
This verse reminds me of my Daddy. Lifting an axe upon a tree. Love you Daddy and you are missed with every breath that I take.
hugs and prayers~ KMS