Saturday, February 20, 2010


Well, I'm linking up a little late on this week's Foto Friday challenge, but for good reason. This week Rebecca at Renaissance encouraged us to post pictures with this theme in mind: Hearts.

Below is my submission.

The reason I couldn't post yesterday is because I spent the day with my dad. We were told four years ago that his heart wasn't working properly and that he needed a heart transplant. Prior health conditions have not made him a good candidate. Nevertheless, God has sustained the health of his heart four years longer than we thought He might. Now, doctors are pushing to replace a leaking valve...but we just have to convince a surgeon to do it. Prayers are needed and are much appreciated.

I took the above picture of Dad with my oldest daughter about five years ago. It represents him exactly and when I look at it, I can't help but think about his heart. His physical heart may not always beat properly, but for as long as I can remember he has loved my stepmom, my children, and me freely and without restraint. And it reminds me... His true heart is working just fine.

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  1. A beautiful take on the heart theme!

  2. What a sweet entry. I hope he gets the surgery that he needs.

  3. beautifully said! my prayers are with you and your family!

  4. A special moment caught on film and a beautiful story to go with it. Perfect.


  5. That is very touching. I will be praying for you and your family.

  6. aww.

    A very good reason, indeed.

    Praying all goes well with him!

  7. What a beautiful tribute to your dad! Praying for him now.

  8. I'm praying, sweetie. We serve a Mighty God!



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