you're in my heart, and my heart will go on

I'm glad that today is Cliche Saturday. Saturday has become my day to be silly, to just have some fun with my photos.

 

But this Saturday, it's more than that. July 3rd is a tough day for me. Well, that's an understatement. It's the worst day for me.

 

So I made a decision. To honor my father's memory, on this, the day of death, I will not post a sad shot. Because his legacy to me is not one of sadness. Its the joy he gave me, its the music he gave me, its the art he gave me, its the love he gave me.

 

So today I jump.

 

I jump for joy.

I jump for happiness.

i jump for my blessings.

i jump because someone once loved me so much that he nicknamed me sparkle plenty.

 

I jump because he's in my heart.

I jump because my heart will go on.

  • Xavier J. Peg ☠ 5y

    Magnificent cliche! Still very well done.

    HCS!
  • Jeff Coleman 5y

    that's great - really cool pic!
  • aphotoshooter 5y

    interestingly done... lovely mood...

    keep shooting...
    HCS..!
  • Mind Meld 5y

    A princess who sparkles plenty! Love this!!!!!!
  • Chris McLoughlin 5y

    Wonderful capture :)
  • Kim & Greg 5y

    What a beautiful way to honor your dad's memory. I'm sure any dad would be proud of such a wonderfully creative daughter. And what a cool nickname he gave you! I just lost my dad on 5/31 and we had his second and final memorial yesterday (7/3). This shot is wonderful, as is the description. Thank you for sharing this with everyone and for giving me the idea to do a tribute shot for my own daddy sometime soon.

    PS The dress is amazing!
    Kim
  • Brandy ♥ B 5y

    What a glorious tribute - a fun tribute! A beautiful way to honor your dad. This is just perfect! (Sorry I'm late to the party...holiday you know).

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  • Anna Gay Leavitt 5y

    Your most beautiful work yet...that is all I have to say about that :)
  • *M-C1* 5y

    Nice way to honour your father. Gotta love a good set of jumps. :)

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  • ElizaBeth 5y

    Oh Debbie! The anniversary of loss becomes such a dreaded date, but to push yourself to celebrate life, your memories and the spirit of the wonderful man you miss...truly beautiful. I have a few of those anniversaries myself and I know how much harder it is to 'jump' but also how much better it makes you feel, to know that's the way they would want to be honored (with joy and with sparkle!). Sending you a big electronic hug and simply knowing exactly!
  • Aerokev 5y

    Beautiful tribute. Heart warming.
  • Purvi Joshi 5y

    that is such a positive way of looking at life
  • babyruthinmd 5y

    Awww, a wonderful tribute Debbie. So well done!
  • hms_chic 5y

    After having been here - thank you for jumping! Think I might go take a few leaps around a field myself now. Beautiful expressive jumps and joy simply radiates from the image.
  • Mike 5y

    You are sparkleplenty forever...fun photo for sure
  • Techy Girl 5y

    A lovely way to remember your father!
  • an EyE for perspective 5y

    so awesome
    in so many ways
    celebrating happiness is so much better!
  • DenisenFamily 5y

    This is just so cute.
  • Ane Lundeby 5y

    Hihi! This is incredibly cute!
  • Jenn 5y

    Aww - Sparkle Plenty is his name for you? So sweet!
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