“…her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection. And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women - to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake - all of those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us…” ~Adriana Trigiani
I had a very hard time finding a quote for this Father’s Day post. Lots of words on amazing mothers out there, but not much about fathers, unless it’s poking fun or growing up well in spite of your father. Why?
Are good dads rare? Taken for granted? Is it all just an unfortunate coincidence for the male parent?
It’s amazing to watch a good father and to be married to one. He is just as important as I am to our little daughter. I love this man for all that he is and will continue to be, both as a husband and daddy. Whatever the case maybe for the collective group of fathers out there, positive, negative, or taken for granted, I am so thankful for the one under our roof.
Happy Father’s Day! Hug your Daddy :-)
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. ~Albert Camus
I give you Carly Bish, quite possibly one of the most talented photographers ever. This bridal session is phenomenal. I mean, seriously folks, this is the kind of work I hope to come close to one day.
It takes some one really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child, and someone special to love someone more than herself. ~Ritu Ghatourney
My full respect to all the present, hardworking, loving, selfless mothers out there. It takes lots of strength and gusto to do what you do, to be a good Mother. Thank you for the example you set for all us newbies.Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day- one where you feel appreciated, honored, blessed, and most of all, loved.
One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators. But it can be see many scores of nights in any year, and so the lights burned in the cottages and the inhabitants probably gave not a thought to the beauty overhead; and because they could see it almost any night, perhaps they never will.
Nothing in this world is hidden forever. The gold which has lain for centuries unsuspected in the ground, reveals itself one day on the surface. Sand turns traitor, and betrays the footstep that has passed over it; water gives back to the tell-tale surface the body that has been drowned. Fire itself leaves the confession, in ashes, of the substance consumed in it. Hate breaks its prison-secrecy in the thoughts, through the doorway of the eyes; and Love finds the Judas who betrays it by a kiss. Look where we will, the inevitable law of revelation is one of the laws of nature: the lasting preservation of a secret is a miracle which the world has never yet seen. ~ Wilkie Collins
Last month we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I wanted a little commemoration on ye ole blog before it got too far behind us. Not too many people these days can say they married their best friend, or that they continue to want to grow old together, after the “honeymoon” phase has faded. Well I do.. still, forever, and always.
This quote from Ronald Reagan is fitting and beautifully worded:
You’ve heard all the jokes that have been rousted around by all the “unhappy marrieds” and cynics. Now, in case no one has suggested it, there is another viewpoint. You have entered into the most meaningful relationship there is in all human life. It can be whatever you decide to make it.