Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Gift For Me...




"A daughter needs a Dad...to teach her that ignorance is not an excuse for anything. To teach her not to let pride get in the way of discovering new things. To teach her to experiment for the sake of testing her own assumptions. To teach her how to focus her mind in the midst of distraction." From the book Why a Daughter needs a Dad by Gregory E. Lang
My dad refinished this 1950's typewriter stand (it had been sitting under the basement steps for the last twenty years!) and then gave it to me. I was so thrilled! He told me that when he was working on it he thought it would make a good stand for my sewing machine. I have no designated craft space (although my husband is working on it) and when I have to sew, I have to get the sewing machine out of the closet and set it up at the dining room table. Now however, I can set it on this wonderful cart and wheel it around without ever having to actually put it away. My father and I have always had such a great relationship. My mom is great too but we definitely went through mother/daughter rough spots when I was a teenager (I'm quite sure that at times I made her life really hard). My husband, Andrew told me when we first started dating that I was the first girl he had met that had such a great relationship with her father. Shortly after Fiona was born, Andrew told me that he wanted to have the same kind of relationship with her that I have with my dad. As a woman, to have a dad you can put on a pedestal is one of life's greatest gifts. I know Mother's day is coming up but I say go hug your dad today! (And hug your mom on Sunday!) Cassie

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the things you said about your Dad. But It really wasn't under the steps all those years. It saw duty in the darkroom as my photo enlarger stand.

Love.....

Cassie said...

I love you dad...

Guendalina said...

What a beautiful post Cassie. You are very lucky to have such a great relationship with your dad. I am sure he is very proud of that too! I am going to use the quote from the book you used in your post for this year's Father's Day card. It is beautiful... My husband will melt, I am sure :).
Also, the table is wonderful!!! Perfect for your sewing machine. Have a great weekend.

Dee said...

How wonderful to get a gift of heart from someone you admire so much. (My dad made a step stool for my birthday, and it meant soooo much.)

Enjoy your new "space."
Dee

Guendalina said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!
Wish you have a wonderful day!