Design & Photography

He Smiles

July 9, 2009

I captured this picture of my Dad on the 4th of July... it is a picture that brings tears to my eyes and a love that makes my heart ache. After the death of my "other" mom, I never thought I would see my Dad smile again. You know the smile... the one that come from within that lights up your eyes and you smile with your whole body. And here it is... that wonderful smile that he gets when he is surrounded by his daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren. For many people being surround by 8 children under the age of 14 can be loud and a little crazy and chaotic at times, but I have learned through the years that these are the time my Dad treasures the most. This picture, taken on the spur of the moment and capturing that wonderful smile of my Dad's is so very precious to me. It affirms that even after the death of a love one, one can still smile. Smile on Dad... we love you!!
Kara Ward said...

How sweet is this...

shabbyscraps said...

Ok, you are bringing tears to my eyes as well. What a wonfderful sentimental picture!
TFS~
xoxo, TIffany

LillySue said...

Your Dad looks like a real sweetie! I am glad you got to spend the holiday with him. Your layout is looking so pretty!
Blessings~LillySue

Leah C said...

Reminds me of the song "Smile...even though your heart is aching"

SL said...

Love the picture! I need a copy!

Maisy said...

written so beautifully. he sounds like quite a man.
you are all very lucky to have each other.
xo

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