Art and Positive Thinking

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Positively Orval

My dad, my heart, my soul, my friend, my fishing buddy.  
I will positively miss him, but will always have positive memories of him!  
Peace and pain free at last...
You are my light.

Heaven is a brighter! This little sketch is of Dad being reunited with my grandparents, his little sister, my mother-in law, my great grandparents, and all of my uncles, aunts, family friends... Towards the end of the line is Jesus...

Dad was lifted to heaven in his boat but also in the hands of God, his boat anchored to a cross. Hearts surround him, as he finally achieved peace and comfort on Valentine's dad. The family members greet him with hugs and handshakes, a fishing rod and tackle and of course, a guitar.

Dad is there in his walking shorts, a plaid short sleeved shirt, his fishing hat and sandals, ready for his first fishing trip...

To quote my aunt: 

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains. What fond memories we have of Orval."


  1. such a lovely way to honor the passing of your dad.
    i feel tender and sad as i read this. life is so precious and it sounds like you had wonderful times with him. I am so happy for that. sending light and love.

    1. Thanks, Tammie. I did have wonderful times with him! I will always be grateful for that! I have received your light and love!

  2. Gena, I am sorry I accidentally deleted your kind comments. Thanks for your hugs!
    Here is what you wrote, " Absolutely lovely Renee. I'm sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your Mom as well. " I will pass the hugs on. I appreciate your kind words and thoughts!


  3. I am so saddened to hear you have lost your wonderful father. Your post really has touched my heart Renee, anyone reading it who has lost someone dear will sympathise with your loving words and sketches. much love sent across the ocean to you and your family

    1. Your love sent across the ocean has been received.

  4. Oh Renee, these weeks must be so difficult for you. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man, and your drawing expresses your great love for him. Wishing you strength and courage ♥ ♥

    1. The weeks have been difficult, but they were also very special. Holding hands with my dad, playing guitar for him, saying "I love you", hugs, eye winks, and smiles, even when he couldn't respond in other ways. He was a wonderful man and a role model for how dads, fathers and grandpas should be. My strength and courage is growing thanks to well wishers like yourself!


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