it got an amazing amout of likes and comments.
it's got me thinking.
life is tough.
not intended to be easy.
i believe that we are here and we are tested.
that our trials make us stronger.
for what we have.
what talents we have been given.
what we can share with others.
today this quote has been running through the back of my mind.
today was rough.
this week so far has been rough.
my dad is back in the hospital.
he was rushed in on Friday he thought he had had another stroke.
praise all that is holy it wasn't a stroke.
he has pneumonia.
causing some heart issues.
and his kidneys aren't working for some reason.
it's brought me to my knees.
he's going to be 89 in April.
my dad has always been my hero.
please keep him in your prayers.
today was the first day of Spring.
today was grey.
today i spent the day in my studio creating.
today i created sunshine in my studio.
some days are rough.
but i like to look for sunshine on grey days.
my family, my kids, my Mr. and friends are my sunshine.
today i talked to my dad on the phone.
his feeble voice sounded stronger today.
the way he said "is this BB?"
that's what he calls me.
warms my heart.
when he's gone i will have his memory.
i remember this day like it was yesterday.
my oldest sister's wedding.
i loved that blue shirt i was wearing.
with a prarie skirt from Jessica McKlintock.
and blue clogs.
i love the tie my dad is wearing.
and the gold ring with an eagle on it.
he still wears it today.
i love my dad's hands.
they remind me of his dad's hands.
never dirty or calus.
perfectly manicured nails.
my dad's an attorney so he's a thinking man.
i've never seen a tool in his hands.
all things i remember about my dad.
i've never seen him in a pair of levis.
heard him yell.
or loose his temper.
he's a big man.
he loves BYU football.
doesn't eat meat.
reads more than anyone i know.
turns his hearing aid down when he wants to ignore my mother.
has a great sence of humor.
a spiritual giant.
i know my years with him are few.
so today i am grateful for my memories of my dad.
grateful for his example.
today i count my blessings.
the other stuff is just that.
i live for sunshine.
even on grey days...