Friday, August 1, 2008

The Story Matters

Challenge #2

If I had 30 days
It reads:

I would take 1 picture a day of my dad with you 2 girls from December 1st 2006 until December 31st 2006 when he lost his battle with cancer.
I would record his voice from December 1st 2006 until December 31st 2006 telling you where he was from, his favorite song and his advise on life.
I would THANK him for 30 days for loving us so much and NOT have waited until December 31st 2006.

There is more on the back of the page but that is for my 2 girls to read one day. This was such a hard page to make emotionally but is was also great because it is as if the pain and guilt I have carried inside me silently for the past 20 months was released from me once I put in on paper. His death was a complete surprise to me, I guess my Dad did not want to tell me how sick he was since I had just given birth to Solimar 16 days prior to his death.
Even if I do not win the contest, I have won something much more important. So THANK YOU for having thought of this challenge.


TamRod said...

This was really good. It brought a little tear to my eye.

Tania said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kim said...

I'm in tears ~ such an amazing page! Thanks for sharing such a page with us.

Penny Smith said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is wonderful!!

Jiggy Jen said...

REALLY LOVED this....You truely made an empty spot a picture....I am going to call you Scrappy Newton for being so smart, original and touching!

laverneboese said...

I've been silently stalking this post and couldn't leave a comment because it really just left me speechless. Your words were just beautiful...