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Dad is my cornerstone.
December 2, 2021
When I think about a cornerstone in my life, besides Christ, I would have to say that my Dad is my cornerstone. Dad was everything to me, and when he passed I was devastated, even though I know that he could have passed at any time during the previous year.
I had to find something to do to be able to process his death. I found that I was able to put my energy into making crucifixes, which are images of Jesus on the cross. I found some examples online and thought that I could improve on what I was seeing. I got the supplies that I would need to create a couple of ‘prototypes’, just to find out what people thought of my idea. When I found out that people really liked what I was creating, I got more supplies and started making crosses in the memory of my Dad.
Well, I can make a cross in about 2 to 3 hours, that’s not what counts. What counts is that I can think about all the ways that Dad helped me become the man I am today. Whether it is being a stepfather (for 32 years) to two young ladies, to being a step-grandfather (for 18 years) to four beautiful children, to being a father (for 27 years) to my son; I am the man that I am thanks to Dad.
While I am making one cross or several crosses at one time, my thought process is always the same. I am always thinking about Dad. Everything in my day could have gone wrong, but once I start to make a cross my mind changes gears. I only think about Dad and the joy that he gave me in our time together over that last several years. Dad’s example is a cornerstone in my life. And in the end that is all that matters.
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