All my Handsome men

All my Handsome men
kids fishing weekend 2011

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


This is my Daddy!!!!

I have the most wonderful Daddy in the world!!!! He was a lot like the song by Holly Dunn "Daddy's Hands". He was a firm man who knew when he needed to be firm with us but at the same time he knew when to be gentle and loving. I had a flash back to when I was a little girl tonight as I was tucking the boys in to bed. I was putting my youngest two boys to bed and I kissed Austin good night and tucked him in and told him to have sweet dreams (this is something we do all the time he likes it)and then proceeded to go in to tuck Dakota in to bed. Well Dakota had a rough night fighting with his brothers and then trying to get them in trouble he lied and told me that he was being hit by one of his older brothers (travis lol) and then after talking to both boys found out he in fact hadn't been hit at all. Well I let him know it was not ok to lie at anytime and made him sit on his bed and then it was bedtime shortly after that. Well I walk in to tuck him in and find him crying! I said "oh hun what are you crying for?" He wrapped his arms around my neck and said "I am soooooo sorry I lied to you Mom!! I really am!!!" I looked at his face and he was so sad and upset and I sat with him and let him know what he did was wrong and I was disappointed that he chose to do that but that didn't change the fact that I Loved him and always will no matter what he does.Well this is where my memory of my Daddy comes into play. As I was sitting with him trying to think of something to say to get him to calm down and think of something else my mind went to when i was a little girl and I had trouble sleeping. As a little girl when I was just having trouble sleeping or if I was sad for one reason or another my Daddy could always come in and help me fall alseep. He would sit with me on my bed and stroke my hair and in his soft kind loving voice tell me to close my eyes and dream of Rainbows and clouds. I would fall alseep dreaming of beautiful clouds and rainbows. So tonight I was able to calm my son down and had him sleeping hopefully dreaming of beautiful rainbows and turtle shaped clouds (he loves turtles lol). I still to this day have trouble sleeping sometimes and I try to relax and hear my Daddy's voice telling me to relax, close my eyes and dream of rainbows and white fluffy clouds. I love you Daddy (you to Mom lol) thank you for taking a firm hand with me when needed and also thank you for knowing when I needed your kind and loving way.


Intense Guy said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your dad and so timely too - being father's day this weekend.

Deanna said...

Oh wow. You have me crying and you will have dad crying too when he reads this. I'm glad your memories are good ones. You are right - dad was always strict when he needed to be but underneath the sterness, he was just a teddy bear (and still is).

Love this post and love you.


jewelzmomof4 said...

Thanks Iggy I appreciate it. Mom...I always have great memories of my childhood I either blocked out the bad ones or i just didn't have any lol. Even when we were tested when I was pregnant with Travis you all were there for me so I am going to assume i just have no bad memories to remember lol. I am glad you liked it and i hope dad does to.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

So nice to meet you at the ball game. You have some very polite and sweet boys.
I was a little afraid they were going to steal the granddaughter though!
You have some really cool parents too!

jewelzmomof4 said...

Well thank you very much OBQ. It was so nice to meet you to! I am glad you kept a good firm grip on her because they might have just done that lol. Your grand daughter is soooo cute!!! Yes I think I have some wonderful parents to.

AliceKay said...

This post brought tears to my eyes, too. You are very fortunate to have such a loving father (and mother). Not everyone does. And your love for your son will help him when he gets older, too.

Thank you for sharing your family times with us. :)

Toriz said...

What a sweet post! :)

That corgi :) said...

I came over from your mom's blog, what a wonderful tribute to your dad! he sounded like he was great dad that knew what was needed to help raise you and your siblings to be responsible, caring, compassionate people that I am sure you all are as you continue the tradition with raising your own children! I'm glad your mom pointed us over here to read these beautiful words of yours