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.