Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Father's Day 2015

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 loving 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.

Happy Times and special memories.

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

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

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.

Happy Father's Day to the great men in my life and to the greats in yours.

The above picture was the last photo taken with my dad.
 He would pass away 10 months later, and my dear mother lived only 22 months longer.
 Life changed completely from that point on,
 but the love and teachings will stay with us forever.
 We are so thankful for the memories that sustain us, till we all meet again.

Happy Father's Day to all~

Celestina Marie



eileeninmd said...

Good Morning! Wonderful images and tribute to your Dad. Have a happy weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear friend,

I usually get your posts in my email, and I had not received this new post yet; I just saw your dear comment on my post and I wanted to come by to thank you. Now, I see this new message.

Men are awesome. They are of a different sort than us women, but they are AWESOME. Do you know that since I was a little girl, for some ODD reason, every time I used to see an elderly gentleman on the street, I'd cry? teeeheee...don't know why! Then as a young woman, I worked at a nursing home. Good glory, my first day there, I came home weeping. The only way I could explain it was that when I'd see an aged man, even in my youth, a flood of thoughts came into my mind. I would think about the hard work that man probably did to support a family, maybe go to war, maybe face hardships on the job....and then as a teacher, the little boys...they would also pull at my heart strings, knowing that they grow up to maybe be husbands, fathers, important leaders....

All this to say is that the two most important men in my life have been THE BEST providers. My father, just like yours (your dad working at the table with a pipe in his mouth, that was MY DAD TOO!) always had a project up his sleeve. At dinner time, he'd sit there eating and with his other hand, he'd be sketching an idea to later run to his garage workshop to fashion into a wondrous work of art or construction. My husband is the same. He is a Ph.D and can teach, he could have been a great lawyer and is a phenomenal leader. But if I even mention I'd like a new wooden gate or a little wooden sailboat, he is ON IT.....these men, they are blessings. Though my husband is not a father, I can celebrate this Father's Day in the spirit of thanksgiving for the men in our lives who nurture like only a man can.

And like your dear parents, mine could not be alone without the other. This Father's Day marks the 29th year my mother passed, and my father followed her two weeks later. Love can't be separated. It is the great connector of souls.

Peace my dear. Anita

Valerie-Jael said...

I'm happy for you that the men in your life were so good! Hugs, Valerie

Cynthia said...

This is a beautiful post! I, too, was blessed to have wonderful men in my life and I am so thankful. Many blessings! Cynthia

TexWisGirl said...

your son and husband look SO much alike! wonderful family.

Kim said...

Such a lovely tribute. I miss my dad, too. It's nice to take time out to remember. ♡

Donna said...

What a wonderful tribute to the special men in your life, Celestina! God truly did bless you with an amazing, dad, husband and son. I'm glad you shared so many happy times together. Have a great day!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Good morning dear Celeste -

I loved seeing these precious photos of your family! It touched my heart so deeply and brought me to tears. My dad was such a dear man and I still cry when I think of how much I miss him. We are such blessed women to have such wonderful men in our lives. Happy Father's Day to your best guy! Sending hugs to both of you.

Blessings and love, Edie

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful tribute to your dad and hubby. Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful men in all our lives.
Have a great day tomorrow with your memories and celebration.

Crissi said...

Hello Celestina-Marie, I love those old photos. They are very valuable. It touched my heart very deeply. My father was such a good father - how much I miss him. I was only 26 years old and he is gone out of me and my mother 4 years earlier. When I think about, that makes me very sad!
Hug and a beautiful Sunday

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

What a heartfelt post. I wish all Dad's a Happy Father's Day, filled with love and family getting together in honor. I will honor my Dad and my son Chris tomorrow. From the time Chris was a young boy all he ever talked about was being a Dad, he was a loving Dad. My memories will give me joy tomorrow.
Thank you Celeste for sharing your beautiful pictures and memories.

Dee said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures and sweet memories. What a beautiful post and a lovely tribute to your father and husband. Blessings... :)

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful post, Celeste. Your words and photos brought tears to my eyes. The older I get, the more I realize how the Lord blessed me with a wonderful dad (and mom). I think back now and realize it was their prayers who brought me thru the trials of growing up. Like you, life has not been the same since losing my parents but more than ever, I am thankful for my faith and salvation and that I will be reunited with them in Heaven one day. God has also blessed me with wonderful Christian blog friends, like you. Bless your special time with family this weekend.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

What a beautiful post, Celestina. Seeing the picture of your dad with that pipe stuck in his mouth is exactly one of my memories of my own dad. It is so wonderful to have the good memories that we do..Happy Father's Day to your sweet hubby..Happy Weekend..Judy

Createology said...

This is a loving and special tribute to your father and husband and son...the special men in your life dear. Blessings...

Betty said...

What a wonderful post about the two wonderful Men in your life. We must always cherish our memories with them. Have a great weekend.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing theses wonderful photos of your Dad, husband and son. I miss my dad too. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

Such a lovely post about the wonderful Men in your life and love the tribute and photos of your family.
The roses are so pretty.
Happy Fathers day too - over in NZ we celebrate Fathers day in September.
Sending hugs and hope you are enjoying the weekend

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Enjoyed the photos of your beautiful family...loved hearing your story of the wonderful men in your life.
I miss my dad too.

Linda Walker said...

Dear Celestina,
Such a heartwarming, touching post! I really enjoyed seeing the photos of you and your family. Old family photos are such precious treasures. I especially loved the photo of you sitting in the sleigh!It is obvious you shared a special bond with your father! How wonderful to keep his memory alive on Father's Day with this lovely tribute to him. Enjoy the day with your wonderful husband!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your post has touched my heart, Celeste. You have two wonderful men in your life that seem to have taken after your dear father. I know that he and your mother are at peace and you have fond memories. The pictures are so precious---than you for sharing.

I've lost my mother and father...I wish I had more pictures. Amongst seven children---who knows. But my memories are very clear.

Thank you for a sweet, sweet post.

Jane xxx

Stephanie said...

Oh Celeste, what a precious post...I have tears in my eyes after reading your word and looking at your beautiful pictures.

You are indeed blessed, my friend. What a joy for you to have such wonderful and dear men in your life. Thank you for sharing this heart-touching post. Love and hugs to you!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad and your husband. The photos are just fantastic! This post was a lovely way to start this Father's Day.

Anonymous said...

I can relate to every sentiment you describe, Celeste. I was blessed to have a great father too, and when he went home to the Lord life changed drastically for me too.
This is such a special Father's Day post. Thank you so much for sharing your memories and those great pics with us.
Happy Father's Day, friend.

PS-Love your tie.

Rue said...

This was such a beautiful post, Celestina. Happy Father's Day to the both of them.

I loved your chair post too. So sweet.

Have a lovely rest of your Sunday, my friend.


Art and Sand said...

The picture of your dad with the pipe was my favorite. It made me think of my father who always had a pipe in his mouth.

Art and Sand said...

The picture of your dad with the pipe was my favorite. It made me think of my father who always had a pipe in his mouth.

Tete said...

Both of my parents are on the other side, too. You are so right how things change forever when they leave, but they always are there in who you are and the way you think and live out the rest of your days. You have a wonderful family.

Creations By Cindy said...

Beautiful post! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina, these old photos are treasures. The ones of you and your dad are so sweet and reminded me of me and my dad, as he was very close to me. Your dad sounds like a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. And he raised such a beautiful daughter.

love you,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Such a beautiful post, Celeste. I love all of those old photos. How wonderful that you have them. I really need to organize all of my old photos. You've not only had wonderful men in your life, they are both very handsome. I love the picture of your father with the pipe in his mouth.

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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..