Saturday, December 13, 2008

Birthday Gift

I've been working on this slide show for nearly a year, compiling old pictures, scanning, arranging & rearranging. It was supposed to be for my Dad's 60th - in a couple of weeks, he'll be 61. I was sick last year and couldn't finish it, but somehow, I think it's good that I waited.

If you'd like a sneak preview into the life of "SJ" :), click below. The first part is all my Dad, and his life before me. The second part, with the baby, is all me. My step-sisters are introduced halfway through (everything is in chronological order), and then finally, the last part is all my step-mother, me, and my step-sisters with their three total kids between them.

A small glimpse - and of course, a much glossed-over version of life as I knew/know it. After all, anything set to music sounds better than it actually was :) Things are better now though. Things are - dare I say it - good. Still the day-to-day messes of course...but for his birthday, we will celebrate only the good things. And mostly, there are good things.

We will celebrate the good in him, and the good in us.

3 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

That was pretty darn precious. Wow. Happy birthday to your papa.
And that Loudon Wainwright song is one of my most favorites. Good choice.

Miss Maybelle said...

What a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

That was a really great slide show!