Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Dad

 Last week I had the chance to go up to Salt Lake to spend time with my parents and I had the best time. This picture of them was taken by me last week and this is how I want to remember them as they get older.  I want my kids to know them and be as proud of them as I am.  I love them so much and I can never thank them enough for the love they have given me.  My dad has always been a hardworking and caring provider for my mom and all 11 of us kids.  I am sure it wasn't always easy, but he would say it was all worth it.  

One of the things that got my dad through 40 years of being a carpenter was being able to play the piano.  I remember him playing every morning before he left for work and every night before bed.  Growing up I didn't always appreciate the piano playing when I was desperate for sleep, but as I have gotten older the sound of his music brings me right back home and it's those memories that I will always cherish.

My dad is a self taught piano player and composer.  His music is beautiful and peaceful and we have pushed him to get his music published.  I wish that he would have been able to do this sooner and pursue his music goals before now, but I am so proud that he has finally been able to share his music now by publishing with CDBaby.  I will always be able to listen to his music and that gives me comfort knowing that his music is now timeless.  
 

I know I am a little early, but I wanted to tell my dad Happy Father's Day! I am so blessed to be your daughter and I love you so much!  

Also, take a moment to listen to my daddy's music, you might just like it.  You can find it on iTunes as well.  


17 comments:

Auntie Pami said...

Congratulations! How wonderful.

kitty said...

You must be so proud of your father!! Such soothing music and so much love shining through!! Judi, you are really blessed having your beautiful family, your exceptional talent and your wonderful parents! I'm very happy for you!

Carmen y Prady said...

Que maravilla de entrada. Tus padres se ven muy bien juntos. Felicidades por esos maravillosos padres.
Un beso

Gene Black said...

Wow, your Dad's playing is very nice. I enjoyed listening to the previews on CDBaby

Shannon said...

Beautiful music! I can't wait to download his album to play in my sewing room as I stitch. Nothing is more soothing and peaceful to me than solo piano music. Thanks for sharing this!

Sandra Ellis said...

Yes Judie, you are most fortunate to have your dad here today! His music talents are beautiful, I must add him to my collection! Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Father's Day to my dad, may he rest in peace and to all the other great dads in this world! Sandra

weedabble said...

thank You for sharing this story about your Dad, and your family Judi...talented hands run in your family!

Judy said...

What a great tribute to your Dad! He sounds like an awesome guy who loved his kids so much.

Patti said...

I can see where you get your creative hands from! Lovely music. And your dad has such a gift. Thank you for letting us know about your dad and his music.

Liz Dunne said...

What the?? SELF THOUGHT! Wow. You are such an amazingly talented family.

Beth said...

My guess is your artistry came from your. Father. His music is beautiful. I'll be buying it. What beautiful hands he hands to just make those piano keys sing like angels! Thanks for sharing!! Beth, SC

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Aww, this post reminded me of my grandfather - he was a carpenter by trade and a piano player, as well. I used to love to listen to him play when I was at my grandparents' house while growing up. He passed away about ten years ago, but reading this brought back some vivid memories - thanks, Judi! And I'm so happy for you that you have your dad's recorded music to remember him by now and always : )

Kathy said...

Beautiful music! Good job encouraging him to publish it too. I'm going to ask my son-in-law to put this album on my ipod . . . I have no idea how to do it myself so I put him in charge :)
Thank you for sharing your dad's music.

Miss Jean said...

The room and the music are both beautiful! I am so bad at painting and I need so much done. Send your sister on over!!!!

Pam Quiltaholic said...

I'm glad I'm not near the quilt or I would get drool on it. I love your quilting. Beautiful quilt, but the quilting just highlighted everything so well.

Your dad's piano cd is wonderful too. I would love to hear your dad and Ricky Tims play together in a concert. Please suggest that and see if he would give it a try. I can imagine how awesome it could be....

Jackie said...

I dearly love piano music and enjoyed the demos so much I purchased them form iTunes. Thanks for sharing them!

Denise in PA said...

Judi, thanks so much for sharing your dad's music! I, too, listened to the previews and will be purchasing a CD. His music is as beautiful as your quilting! o:)