Saturday, May 8, 2010

Beautiful Moments

Today is a special day. Today is my dad's birthday. Today is a beautiful moment for me that I want to remember forever. Let me give you a brief background on why it is so important for me to document and never forget.
In early 2005 my father had a massive heart attack while driving to work on just an ordinary day of the week. When we received the call we didn't know if he was alive or not. That phone called changed my life forever. A miracle happened that day as the Dr's said he was minutes away from dying. God however wasn't done with His plan for my dad's life and for that I am thankful. I am thankful I have more time to live in the NOW with him and enjoy every moment I can with him.
This event shook me to the core as I had never thought about life without my parents before. Boy, was it a scary thought.
I am thankful that something so horrible can be used for a good thing. It is a reminder to me of many of life's lessons and the kind of thinking God wants drawn out of us in ALL situations both good and bad. To see beyond our immediate circumstances and draw near to Him to find the answers. To break through the layers.

Time continues to go at warp speed and though 5 years have passed there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for His continued second chances at experiencing beautiful moments with my loved ones.

My dad has an obsession with plants. Really, seriously! There is no other way to put it. So my mom came up with a great plan to surprise him for his birthday. We loaded up and went for a drive to LA to the The Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. He loved it and we shared in many beautiful moments that warm my heart. Moments no longer taken for granted. Moments of God's magnificent beauty in every direction we turned.

So blessed to have such a wonderful, funny, giving, quirky, loving, amazing father who can fix anything! Yes, my daddy can fix anything.Beauty like I have never seen. Literally this peacock brought tears to my eyes as it's feathers brushed across my body. I get chills still thinking about it.

Happy Birthday to the best dad in the world!!! We love you more than words can describe and thank you for everything you do.
Love, Danny, Tony, Mac & Jonas

No comments: