Friday, June 12, 2009

Entry to SPCC Color Challenge

Well, Sunday is my Daddy's (Yes, spoken like a true Southern Girl, Daddy! AT least it's not Big Daddy like Blanche!) (Do you know who I am talking about? :)

So, I was needing to get my entry into this week's SPCC Color Challenge, so I decided to scrap my Daddy. I wish I could tell you how much of a Daddy's girl I am. I wake up worrying about him and go to bed worrying about him. I just love him so much! In the past 3 1/2 years he has had a rough go of it! First, my brother, the only boy and the one taking over the family farms was killed, the FIRST time I have ever seen my daddy cry. Then in January his farming partner for 37 years, his uncle, passed away totally unexpected. Then just a couple weeks ago, we lost my Pepa- his dad. So, now dad has not only all the farms to take care of, but he still takes it one day at a time. He loves us with everything he has and gives everything he can to the land. A farmer is one of the hardest jobs in the world. The dairy cows don't let you call in sick or take a vacation day. You can't operate while being away- no conference calls, emails to delay, or rainchecks. You live for the land and you are always on GOD's schedule. If it rains, snows, ices, the electric goes out, doesn't matter. There is still work to be done. It is that work ethic he has drilled into my sister, brother, and I and it is what he IS. Love you so much Daddy! Happy 51st birthday. You amaze me! (Why am I telling him this here, computers are not his thing unless they are on a switchboard in a tractor or combine :)


ms.cheryl said...

You made me giggle out loud. Since I have been off work for the last 5 months with my new knee my sleep cycle has been topsyturvey.I find myself awake til 2 or 3 am and spend alot of time watching M.A.S.H. , Andy Griffith and The GOLDEN GIRLS so yes, I know all about Big Daddy.
Love your LO. Can't believe your dad is a year younger than me.
Have a lovely weekend, ms.cheryl

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

LOL. In college our entire sorority floor seemed to always have the golden girls on Lifetime on in our rooms at night! It was like EVERYONE did! I still love it even though I have seen every episode! So good to hear from you ms. cheryl! I have missed your sweet and great comments!!!

Karen L said...

LOL! I see that Cheryl commented on your Daddy's age...and I am also chuckling at the fact that I am 6 years older than him!! Actually, you're younger than my dd does this just mean that I'm getting old?!!
Love that layout...simple and heartfelt!

thescrapmaster said...

Great job on the challenge, girl!! I love the swirls and how you put everything together!

Cristina said...

Hi Sammy Jo, You have gotten me hooked
I'm so sorry to hear about ur brother, I have only one brother and I don't even know what I would do w/o him. and being Daddy's girl....LOL..I know all about that and I'm from the east
You brought tears to my eyes speaking about him, I can tell how much you love em'...You are so sincere and real, that is why I'm sticking with you girl....PS love the layout...:-)

Jasmin said...

Oh my...your story just touches me to the core! Thanks so much for sharing. It goes to show what family is about, being parents, being kids, etc.

And thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Inspire Create. Your journaling is surely heartfelt.

Have a lovely week!

~ Jasmin ~

yyam said...

Unexpected deaths in the family are too hard to endure. This is such a sweet tribute to your dad. With your support, he'll surely get through this difficult period of time.

Thanks for joining us at SIC.

Yatie said...

Great layout, Sammye Jo. Simple and nice. But it's the story behind it is what touch me the most.
Thanks for your submission to SIC.

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

You are all so sweet. I am glad that my sincerity shows! He's a special man!

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