I made this project with my Scrapbook Obsessions Kit Featuring 3 Bugs In a Rug Spread Your Wings Collection. How appropriate for what I wanted to do could this be. This project has been very dear to my heart. Very therapeutic but then scrap booking is my therapy since I am home bound these days. Today at 12:18 pm (lunch time) marks another year without my daddy. He was a deputy that was killed in line of duty. Taken by a drug addict trying to escape. I miss him so much every day. To the world, time has passed but to me it might as well have been yesterday. We used to talk on the phone most every day at lunch. I was the last person (family member) he talked to. He hung up the phone went back to work and was gone.
The world goes on but my life seemed to kinda stop in a way. It hasn’t been the same and never will be. It seems particularly hard this year because we have had a lot of death this week. Bella has been asking lots of questions about death, heaven and about her papaw. She never knew him, But knows a lot about him. So this has been especially a rough time. I apologize If I have not been myself lately. I have been trying. But now you know why. There has been just A LOT going on! His birthday is next week so right now is just a rough time.This is always a rough time of year.

Right now I ask if at 12:18 p.m. central standard time (lunch time) If you think about it. if you would just take a moment to have a prayer/moment of silence but especially for my mom.
and all the officers and deputies and their families. all the service men out there risking their lives when they pull that car over. THEY NEVER KNOW who is behind that wheel and what might happen.

Think about that next time you are speeding also or go through that license check point Give them a smile. They never know what they are in for.
That could be someones daddy,

If You read this and it is after that time. That is ok. Just take a moment now and next time you see a Sheriff deputy thank him and his family for what they do. Tell him to be careful out there. Tell him you know someone else out here who appreciates them too 🙂 that really wants them to be safe.


13 thoughts on “

  1. Nancy, this is stunning! What a beautiful tribute. You and your family are in my heart and I pray that you will find the peace you seek. Love you, my friend.

  2. Nancy…we are closer than you think! My sister passed away on August 13, 2007…she would have been 50 this September 14th. I can sympathize and empathize with your pain as this is also a difficult time for me. I love your project and tribute to your dad. What an awesome way to celebrate his life! Hugs and blessings,A

  3. Oh Hon – Wish it got easier for you – I really do. I'm still working on a Magic Wand of my own. For Miss Bella — we've watched the daylights out of "The Lion King" whenever we've had a passing in the family (human and pets). At some point they get the Circle of Life, and their place in it. Maybe you girls need a Movie Night.

  4. What a beautiful tribute to your dad! It's absolutely gorgeous, and your journey an emotional one. Thanks for sharing the story with us – prayers for you and yours this season!

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