Tuesday, October 7, 2008

tribute to mom and dad







this post is a tribute to my parents, two of the hardest-working people i have ever known. at 82 and 80, they've slowed down a lot the last few years but one thing that has never waned a single bit is the love they have for their family. parents of 5, grandparents of 11, and great-grandparents to 4 (soon to be 5) their biggest joy is spending time with all of us, especially the little ones. i sometimes wonder at all that they've weathered and witnessed in their long lives; the technological advancements alone must seem mind-boggling compared to when they were born. but their constant was always family values, commitment to a job well-done and a simple country life. so this is my thank you to mom and dad for all you are and continue to be to me and all of us. you have been the single biggest influence in my life. i am humbled by your faith and grateful for every moment we spend together.

9 comments:

willow said...

I adore old family photos! This was so much fun. Lovely tribute to your parents. Does everyone tell you that you look just like your dad? :^)

Strider said...

Nice way to honor you folks. Blessings.

Bobbi said...

Very sweet, everyone should have a daughter as thoughtful as you. Love your new header.

julie king said...

yes, willow, i've always been told that i look like my dad but am like my mom in disposition and attitude. i feel very blessed in both ways!!

Betsy said...

Wonderful photos! I loved them! What sweet parents you have!

cindy : quaint said...

this is such a lovely tribute to your parents. i love seeing the old photos and your new banner is wonderful.

steviewren said...

I love seeing the old photos too. You can see the decades changing in the hair dos and the decor. Isn't it nice that character isn't changed like furnishings and hair styles. It sounds like the strength of your parents has stayed true to their early life values.

Caricature Girl said...

Hey Julia,
This is Cathy from the Quirky Art Cafe. Thanks for the email on Etsy—and the feedback, I really appreciate it. I do have a blog! www.caricaturegirl.blogspot.com
I really like your work, especially the Earth Laughs in Flowers. Its wonderful!

Auburn Kat said...

That was so sweet of you to write!