I am blessed to have two great men to celebrate and remember today.
My dad, Willie Lucas, passed away in 2000; and there is not a day that goes by I don’t think of him. Even though my parents separated in when I was young, my dad was always there. He called me every day, never missed a concert or event, and took me on amazing adventures. Anyone lucky enough to have known my dad will tell you I get my sense of humor and orneriness from him!
Fifteen years after my parents separated, my mom met my step-dad, Dave. I could never have imagined a better man for my mom, and he has treated me like his own from day one.
Months ago, I actually found Step-Father paper at Red Letter Journal! I was so excited and knew immediately what I was going to do for Dave for Father’s Day.
This project is a simple way to make a personal gift from the heart. I started with the really awesome paper from Red Letter Journal and a few pictures of Dave and I. Next, I went back and forth with writing my own poem to Googling poems about step dads. Needless to say, I didn’t like anything I wrote or anything I found. Nothing seemed to express how I truly felt. In the end, I found a great “Fathers” acronym that described Dave perfectly – Faithful, Always There, Trustworthy, Honoring, Ever-Loving, Righteous, Supportive. I matted everything with some great shimmery paper and mounted it onto the Step Father paper. As an added touch, I used silver Stickles to underline some key words that describe Dave. Simple, easy, and from the heart.