Monday, June 16, 2008

Choices - Weened or Mean


I am working on a fpc for the State Group I am a member of. The theme is Dots. So I am going in a different direction with it. One meaning of DOT is Dept of Transportation. So here is my interpretations of dots. This is a WIP. I thought I would use a map of Virginia, cut it up and apply it to the bottom for a roadway. The cars are stamps. I used white fabric paint to write "dot says stay safe." On the back I'll add a note to explain myself. Right now their slogan is "Click it or Ticket". This is to remind everyone to wear their seat belts.
Choices - Weened or Mean
Now yesterday was Father's Day. Isn't it funny how we want what we don't have and ignore what we do have? My hubby made a comment about our middle son not even coming over to see him. The fact is he left a card at the front door bc we were gone when he came over. He left early to go out on the water all day with a friend in his boat. BUT our youngest went with us to breakfast and spent time with his dad. Our oldest called the night before to make sure his card, which was mailed, was delivered on time. He also called early morning to wish his dad "Happy Father's Day". For my oldest this is a huge selfless act. One my hubby should have really appreciated. BUT the focus was on the one who was always by dad's side, the little boy that always looked back to make sure dad was close by, the little boy that has grown up into a wonderful man and started a family-life of his own. Both he and his wife were off, which is rare, so this was a day for them to be together too.
For me its what they do throughout the year, every day that counts. Not one particular day.
Was this mean or is he weened? A hard fact for my hubby to accept sometimes.
If you looked at the choice words on the cards you would know each heart. Here are some of the words: only a heart as big as yours could keep so many promises...this is a man who puts his family first, a man who lets his children see his love and hear his pride....Dad, you must have prayed a lot over the years... bc i've seen God working in our family in so many positive ways.
The comment my hubby said made me sad for both of them. But yet made me realize I need to be more thankful for all the things I am blessed to have. What are you thankful for? What have you failed to notice in your life that is a blessing?


Sherry said...

I am thankful for the years I did have with my father and for the many friends that have blessed my life this past year.

morningDove said...

I always longed to have my dad but the fact is he died in a car accident when I was three. I was blessed with a great FIL though. And me too, me too, I love all my friends online.

Kathy L said...

I am thankful for my family. My Mom and Dad passed years ago. My oldest was just three when my Mom died and my Dad never had the opportunity to meet his grandkids. He would be proud of them. Thank you for your beautiful comments on my blog. My children are my life and my art is my sanity. I am so blessed to have so much.


Jacq said...

Great post. I like your DOT, WIP, very creative. I lost my father over 26 years ago, I think about him everyday especially when I find a coin on the ground.