|Project by je_superfly||posted 02-16-2013 09:49 PM||1508 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this picture frame to give to my father for Christmas. Back in August of 2012 my family had the unfortunate news that my dad had stage 4 esophageal cancer. He had 6 tumors all together in his throat and on the liver. We were initially told he would not make it to Christmas and, needless to say, this was devastating.
To compound the hit I was to be married on Oct. 13 with the ceremony being officiated by my dad. He immediately began a very aggressive chemo treatment and I’m happy to say that here we are in mid February…and he is doing great! As of the last scan, not one of the tumors showed up. What a blessing! Anyways…to the project.
Our photographer at my wedding was able to get some fantastic shots of everything, including a few of my dad and I that just screamed to have a handmade frame and be a gift. It’s simple really. Cherry with an inlay strip. I cut a mat and framed it up.
It meant so much to me to be able to give this to my dad, especially during this tough moment in time. I’m 27 years old and I can’t say I remember seeing my dad tear up over anything. He’s always been the tough guy. But when I gave him this gift and saw his reaction…it’s just something I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Thank you.
-- -James, Sumerville SC