I've been holding on to this card for way to long. My father and I don't really have a relationship. We are as good as strangers when it comes to that. So I created this card 2 years ago in hopes of reconnecting or better said connecting with him. But needless to say I chickened out. I didn't know what to say. I was afraid of what he'd think when he received it or worst yet I was afraid he wouldn't care. So my card's been in storage ever since. That is until yesterday...
Last night I was feeling down. You know the holidays are fast approaching and as my husband and I were discussing what to do we finally settled to the idea of (now this is for Thanks Giving, ok) going out on a hike and then come home and eat (regular day meal) and then watch a flick. At this point I had one of two option I could've pouted and cried and complained and all that stuff (which I've done before and never works) or I could've looked at it from a different perspective like, thank you Jesus for all I have for the blessing of a home a healthy, bubbly little girl and a husband who loves me beyond my wildest dreams could ever fathom. That sounds better and yes that's what I opted for. So while I was being grateful and all that this card came to mind and all the emotions of that day came with it.
Now, I have the option of brushing it away again but then that would only reinforce the thought that holidays is only about having a fancy table all decorated with acorns and candles, place cards and all that. Wouldn't it!?! Not that there's anything wrong with that. Trust me I'd love to be doing it myself :) My point is holidays are more than that they're to connect with loved ones to be reconciled, to forgive those who've hurt us and to have compassion on those who are less fortunate.
So I'll celebrate the holidays a little different than tradition this year but that doesn't mean I won't embrace the spirit of the season. I am committed to sending this card today. I don't know what to say but then I don't think it matters. All that needs to be said is simple, I've missed you, Daddy!! And I think I can do that :)
Have a great weekend!!!
Cardstock: Bazzill elephant, Making Memories Mat stack neutrals
Stamps: PTI's mixed messages
Ink: Versa Color charcoal
Other: scissors (I drew the little sail boat and cut it out) brad