somewhere over the rainbow

{bittie art – imagine}

It’s father’s day…and I wish I had some wisdom to share with you from my father, but I have only read things about his great journalism, his story telling, his height, his logging trips and lunches of vienna sausage, people finding his school id in desks, etc.  I have been told more times than I can count, that I am my father.  I am definitely my mother’s daughter, but I am the spitting image, that I act like him, I definitely have his legs, his really wide feet, his really fat fingers.  Sometimes I find myself staring at my hands and feet thinking, they hold a key, something to unlock that which is my father.  I guess I got tired of staring one day, so I tattooed my foot.  I guess now I feel like he’s in every step I take.


What I do know…my mom stepped up like a champ. 

She inspires. She dries my tears.  She is my best friend.  She has given me lots of wisdom.  Advice on a long and happy marriage. I have spoken many a times about my mom….she is above all else, my paper rainbow. So in every step I take my daddy’s there, but I only stand tall because of my mom. 

So Happy Father’s Day to all….the awesome dad’s and the mom’s who stepped in. 

lifetimes of paper rainbows…W



One response to “somewhere over the rainbow

  1. Just remember that your Dad is always with you. He would be so proud of you today. I see so much of him in you. I did try to raise you to be the best that you could be. You made it easy most of the time. I know that your Dad would be so very proud of you, as am I. Keep writing, keep creating, keep smiling, and for the record, the paper rainbow that we made together was more beautiful than any rainbow that I have seen since because it was made with love. I don’t know what I would have done without you in my life all these years.

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