Honoring my dad this Veterans Day

Honoring my dad this Veterans Day who passed away in 2007. He was in the US navy ⚓️🚢 from ’72-’73.

This week’s planner spread, another Freddie Mercury tribute

I was inspired by the Freddie Mercury birthday spread I did in my planner last year – his birthday is the 5th – that I decided to do another one this year. I paired the printable stickers that I ordered from Etsy with some scrapbook paper and the functional sticker book from the Happy Planner 😁

In memory of my grandmother

My grandmother passed away the day before July 4th in 2018 and I made this memorial page for her in my Happy Planner. I included some family pictures. I also found stickers that represented her favorite things and reminded me of her.

Jo Ann Walker 4/8/27 – 7/3/18

I wrote the following poem and read it at her funeral. I also included it on my page.

I wrote this little poem to say how much you mean to me 
I’ll miss your love for chocolate milk, Judge Judy and jeopardy 
You were always there for me 
whenever I needed you
You always made me feel better 
whenever I was feeling blue 
Your love for history 
made you the perfect candidate 
To help me with my school projects, 
so they would not be late 
You were a very strong woman, 
one whom I admire 
Your knowledge, wisdom and generosity are some things to which I aspire 
It really hurt to see you suffer, 
you just wanted the pain to cease
I’m sad to see you go, 
but I’m glad you are finally at peace 

by Tiffany Brown

A gift from my dad

My dad gave me this Bible on my 15th birthday, the same year that I became a Christian and I shared it 6 years ago on the 10th year anniversary of his passing. I thought it was really cool that it showed up today in my memories the day after Father’s Day this year. I especially love his inscription to me in the last paragraph, “whenever you need me, I’ll be here for you and when I can’t be just remember Jesus is in your heart now, so you can talk to Him!!”

The Bible says in Psalm 68:5 that God is “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (NIV) So, I’m grateful that even though my earthly father is no longer with me, I still have a Father in Heaven who looks over and cares for me! 🥰🙌

FATHER’S DAY POEM I WROTE FOR MY GRANDFATHER

My grandfather and me

Since tomorrow is Father’s Day, I wanted to share this poem I wrote for my grandfather on Father’s day while he was in the hospital. He passed away in 2006, then I lost my dad a year later in 2007. I created a tribute page for him that you can view at the link below this post. 🙂

I wrote this poem for you to tell you how I feel
that you are very special to me and that one day I hope you will
Know how much you mean to me and though I’ve sometimes let you down
I want to see your smiling face and always need you around
You have always been there for me through the toughest times
And now you are hurting and no one knows why
My heart is full of sadness to see you feel this way
You are always in my heart and every night I pray
That God will take away your pain and bring you back home
to where you belong and to never feel alone
I love you very much and I wanted you to know
that my heart is always with you where ever you may go.

by Tiffany Brown

http://tabrownwv.com/2019/09/16/tribute-to-my-grandfather/