Daddy’s Girl

Sunday June 19 2011 9:25 pm | Comments (2) Tags: , , , ,

Today is Father’s Day. I really miss my dad.

I wish I had a photo of me and my dad to post here.

It is rather ironic. He was a professional photographer and was usually behind the camera and not the subject of it’s lens. So we have very few photos.

My dad had seven daughters and three sons.

And each of his daughters felt like they were Daddy’s girl.

I know I was his favorite (but don’t tell any of my siblings).

He not only remembered our birth names, but he gave each of us special nicknames too!

I had three different nicknames: “Poodles”, “A in Arithmetic” and “Little Red Fire Engine”.

Each one had their own special meaning between me and my dad. Precious!

Although I miss dad, now I get to celebrate Father’s Day with my husband and two sons and my daughter-in-law.

I captured the memory on film today when we took Steve to South Lake Union for an early breakfast.

Breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe Father's Day 2011

After breakfast Steve and Gabe joined our friend Joe Sladich and his son Will in the Diamond Club (SCORE!) at the Mariner Game. Thanks Joe!

We also attended the Mariner game Friday night so I bowed out of today’s game in lieu of some time to edit Gabe’s book and to organize my emails. After sifting through so many emails I was wishing I’d joined them at the game!

Since we ate close to downtown, I took the bus home and sent the boys on their way to the stadium.

I had Gabe’s Canine Companion dog Ruth with me because he wanted to give her a break from another Mariner game too. Poor thing.

Our bus driver drove way too fast and slammed on his breaks at each stop.

So Ruth never had a chance to relax.

I didn’t relax all that much either.

The guy behind me was having a fantastic conversation with himself. It wasn’t a one sided phone call. It was the same guy passing info back and forth to himself. Scary!

Let’s just say it was truly an interesting adventure.

I hope your day was enjoyable and that you spent it talking with someone you love….and not talking to yourself.

God Bless Your Heart,

Gigi

Race for a Cure

Sunday June 5 2011 10:41 pm | Comments (0)

It was a gorgeous day here in Seattle.

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen that big shiny ball in the sky.

It was perfect for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

We walked in celebration of my sisters Shelley and Patti who are both cancer free.

THANK YOU JESUS!

We walked in memory of Holly Davison Laslovich and many others who lost their lives to breast cancer.

Team Devine Intervention (Steve was taking the photo)

Seventeen friends and family joined Team Devine Intervention.

Tonight my feet reminded me I need to do this more often.

Hot tub anyone?

It was a blast walking and catching up with family.

Shelley and I even remembered the 64 hand count from drill team days of old.

Join us next year.

We guarantee a fun time.

God Bless you with sunshine and healing in your life.

Gigi

Roots and Shoots

Wednesday June 1 2011 11:30 pm | Comments (2)

Outside my front door I planted a garden of beautiful flowers. I love the surprise in the spring as each shoot makes its way skyward. Before I see the evidence of my planting, the seed or bulb has worked to ground itself deep in the soil.

I have one peach colored lily that towers toward the sky. It is nearly four feet tall. Over the last month it has been strengthening the root system that keeps its long and lanky stem from falling over in the wind. In the next few weeks the gorgeous flowers will bloom.

This particular lily has been in my yard for a few seasons. Its root system is well established. I planted some new bulbs this year and their above the ground growth is far behind this established plant. They are working to be rooted and grounded while tiny shoots have emerged. The deeper the root grows, the stronger the plant. I wait patiently.

Both the establishment of deep roots and the above ground growth are necessary for a strong and healthy plant to grow and bloom into spectacular color.

So it is with our faith. When we take time in prayer, reading the Word and fellowship with other believers we establish deep rooted faith. It does not wither when strong winds and storms push against it. The fruit of deep roots is healthy.

What are you doing to dig your roots deep? A few moments in the Bible each morning is a great start.

I am praying that you find time to dig deep.

God Bless your heart with deep roots and beautiful growth that changes lives.

Gigi

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As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7

The idea for this blog came from the May 27 devotional in God Calling by AJ Russell.