Sunday, June 19, 2011

Faithful Followers and Father's

Happy Father's Day and all good wishes for a special day blessed with time to enjoy, relax and reflect.

This day has me missing my own dear Father, but I know he is safe in the arms of our Lord and I can forever hold close his wonderful memory. God Blessed me, not only with a dear devoted dad, but a wonderful beloved husband, who is an excellent father as well. To this day, I gives thanks to the two hero's in my life. First my Father and then my hubby who I so loving refer to as, My Best Guy!

Best Friends my dad and I, right from the start.

Sharing a laugh and fun times.

Our Christmas holiday tradition to visit Santa together.

Always working on a project for our home.

Retiring after 33 years with the Ford Motor Company.

Teaching his grandson, my son, how to do some wood working.

Just as My Best Guy has always worked and built our life and home.

Sacrificing to go back to college while working, raising our family and graduating with two degrees.

And a proud and faithful Father when our son graduated from college.

Just as my dad was so proud of him and the wonderful way he has always taken care of our family.

With all made possible by the grace of God and HIS prayerful direction. Two wonderful men blessed from above to be Fathers and Faithful Followers of God.

The above picture is December 1997, our last picture together with my dad. He would pass away 10 months later, my dear mother only 22 months longer. Life changed completely from that point on, but the love and learning's will stay with us forever, as we are so thankful for the memories that sustain us, till we all meet again.
Happy Father's Day to the great men in my life and to the greats in yours.

Blessings and Blue Skies Always,
Love, Celestina Marie


Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Wonderful post Celestina, and may you have a joy filled Sunday!
Tina xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

My dad worked for Ford's until his death. In fact, many of my family worked for Ford's.

Julie Marie said...

I am in tears again Celeste... but they are happy tears as well as sad... you have a way of putting everything so beautifully into words... I know you and I share the same family values and wonderful memories of our mamas and daddys and our lives today... wishing your husband a happy Fathers Day today too... yes, you are blessed to have these precious men in your life... sending much love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

taio said...

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romance-of-roses said...

Celestina, Yes, we certainly do have lots in common. Daddy and I also worked together on many projects and that's why I am so handy around the house with all tools, learned from the expert. Thank you for sharing and now I am in tears again just like last night, your post again brought back many memories, happy ones but still sad cause our loving daddy's are gone.
I prayed last night for the two of us just as I had told you.
Have a wonderful day...
Your friend, Lu

LuLu Kellogg said...

I loved seeing the photos of your family!

Happy Sunday my Friend,

BonjourRomance said...

What a lovely post Celstina. I too worked with my Dad, he was the most patient teacher, and the added blessing of a wonderful husband! Your Dad and mine are both safe in the Lord's arms - what a Happy Father's Day they are having!
ENjoyed seeing these photos of you and your family.

Kerri said...

Hi Celestina,
Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures of your family. Nice post too, was a real tear-jerker at the end!

Have a wonderful evening...



Gone said...

What a lovely tribute to the 2 most important men in your life!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely tribute, my sweet friend!


Anonymous said...

Dear Celeste, I'm so glad your memories are warm ones....words can never express enough comfort when we lose someone we love....

Hugs and blessings,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I loved seeing your beautiful family photographs and what happy memories you have with all the special times in your life. thank you for sharing.
Here in NZ we celebrate Fathers Day in September.

Hope that you have a lovely week

randi K design said...

Beautiful Celeste!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a precious post. I know you still miss your sweet father as I always miss mine. I didn't even feel up to doing a post on Father's Day. It just doesn't really get any easier, does it? I love seeing the pics of all your precious family together.

Angelic Accents

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

What a lovely tribute to your beloved Dad (and Mom) as well as to your husband. Hard working men in your life! Living by example and gracefully growing old and leaving a legacy behind full of good examples.

Lots of love,


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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..