Daddy’s Arms

My Daddy has to go away, I pray he returns to me another day. He tickles, hugs and kiss me at night. My Daddy loves to hold me tight, I feel safe and warm in his arms, As I sleep silently with out harm. My Daddy leaves soon across the sea,

God keep him and return him to me.

by L. Grace Lauer

This is one of my favorite photos of my daughter when she was two. We took the kids out for one last family day before my Hubby deployed in the summer of 2007. It was taken after a long day at our favorite local amusement park, The Nut Tree. Sadly due to the economy this little amusement park in our little town has since closed down. We stopped at the ice cream shop after a long day of playing and ridding rides. Trinity passed out in her Daddy’s arms. My Hubby sat there for the longest time just enjoying holding her. It was quite a sweet moment, one I will never forget.

This layout was created with the week 14 sketch from The Scrappiest Blog. Liz does such a great job over there coming up with inspiring sketches for us all. Go check it out to see what the other Design Team members have created.


6 Responses to “Daddy’s Arms

  • Oh Grace, this is stunning!!! What a wonderful sketch and you certainly did it justice!! The journaling is so touching!!! What a wonderful pic!!! Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

  • Wow is this ever a touching layout and picture and journaling. What a blessing to have a Hubby like you have to know to stop and enjoy the moment.. What a blessing they are to each other.. What can I say!.. Love it ALL!.. You did a great job on this..

    This picture reminds me of the song by Natalie Grant – Finally Home.

    I am here alone, in the falling snow,
    And the wind, it cools my tears.
    I have been so wrong,
    I have turned away, but the road was long,
    And finally I have come to my knees,
    I want to be…

    Where I can walk,
    Where I can run,
    Where my heart sings,
    And I feel the sun,
    Where I can trust,
    And I’m strong enough,
    Free like the wind,
    I’ll run into my Father’s arms,
    I’m finally home!

    Oh the winds of change,
    They blow slow and cool!
    Oh the wandering of a fool,
    But I have laid it down,
    In my Father’s hands,
    Where the weight of suffering,
    Is carried by the arms of a cross,
    Healing my loss…

    Where I can walk,
    Where I can run,
    Where my heart sings,
    And I feel the sun,
    Where I can trust,
    And I’m strong enough,
    Free like the wind,
    I’ll run into my Father’s arms

    Heaven has reached into my lonely soul.
    Loving so deep, and so complete,
    ‘Til I don’t feel alone.
    Where the light of love is burning,
    Where the past is washed away,
    Where I feel the sunlight shining on my face!
    Now I can

    Walk!
    Now I can run,
    Now my heart sings,
    And I feel the sun,
    Now I can trust,
    And I’m strong enough,
    Free like the wind,
    I’ll run into my Father’s arms,
    I’m finally home!

    Now I can trust,
    And I’m strong enough,
    Free like the wind I run,
    Into my Father’s arms
    I’m finally home

  • Awwww, what an adorable picture!!! You did a great layout for it!

  • Hi, Grace! As usual, a stunning layout with a touching story–you really know how to capture a moment.

  • Grace this is really beautiful. Stunning LO and the poem is really touching.

  • Grace, this is a beautiful photo…so sweet and sentimental! Love how you conveyed that with your design and with the journaling. Hope you are doing well! Hugs!

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