Wednesday, April 7, 2010

To Remember...


Well, it's almost been a year since my dad passed away. Yucky to think about. SO, I have decided to focus on LIFE instead this month.

Greg bought some small terra cotta pots, and Cannon and I got to work painting them. Then decorating. I used some rub ons, paper cut outs, and even cut a design out of a pretty napkin. LOVE that Mod Podge! Also, crafts are very theraputic.
Dad's favorite flower was a Zinnia. For those of you who knew him, you're probably thinking, "That son-of-a-bitch liked flowers?" YEP. LOVED Zinnias. And he pronounced them "zeee-nyas" with his good old Utah accent.

Needless to say, that's the seed that got planted in each pot. I gave one to all the girls in my family. To remember. That life goes on, even when someone we love isn't here with us. That you can plant seeds, and sometimes sorrow can turn into hope. And you can look at a beautiful flower, and remember your daddy.












We miss you, you crazy old bastard!
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9 comments:

Nikki said...

Oh Piper, that is really sweet. What a great idea to give out. And I have to admit, I did think.."what?? He liked flowers?" HA!!

Jenifer said...

Love it! You are so amazing! And I too was thinking, zinnias?!?!

Erica said...

How beautiful! What a wonderful way to put a positive spin on something that so easily makes us so sad. I love you, Piper :o)

Jeff ~ Shaney said...

Yes your dad was one grumpy old bastard on the outside, but one of the kindest people on the inside. You will have to ask my brother to tell you his deer hunting experience with him and your dad. Your dad is one hell of a badass when it comes to protecting the people he cared for and one of those people was Buck.
Great story about a great man.

Nicole said...

Piper - I am sorry to say that I am seriously LMAO!! I love your creativity and I love that you are focusing on "life" and creating very cute pots!

Stacy said...

Ha! Ha! Love it! You said it perfectly! And I'm so excited about my Zeeeenyahs! You're the best. Remember when Dad was in that Rising Star program and the name of his group (he chose the name) was "The Caring and Sharing" group. What?? Dad was a true Gemini, that's for sure. :)

Jadie Jaden Jack said...

We sure do miss you... About as much as you missed your Vodka after Piper & I drank it!!!

Frieda said...

Piper, what a great tribute to your Dad! I had the pleasure of meeting him at his birthday bash....what a guy~

SSBenjamins said...

Oh my gosh- I LOVE this. I am going to use this.. My brother passed away July 2009- its been devastating to loose him at such a young age. I think what you have done makes SO much sense. I am sorry your Father passed away. I also LOVE Zinnia's, they are one of my FAVORITE Flowers- Thanks so much for posting your blog, I hope you don't mind I am commenting and reading :)