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Today would have been Daddy's Birthday. He was a Valentine baby. So, today has been difficult...
This is relevant to my art because I was hunting through my collage papers that I use to do my multi-medium collages and I found a card from my dad and a picture taken of he and I when I was in my last year of college. It made my heart break, but the memories and the smile had reminded me of something...

Dad always supported me and my artwork. He always stood by me no matter what I looked like or what color I dyed my hair. No matter what I painted, he'd listen to the stories I'd tell him through them, and my dad saw me. He never tried to make me someone I wasn't. He might have told me I was a little bit of a slob when it came to keeping my room clean or the house...but he never tried to make me be anyone but who I was. 

That was a gift in itself. I know that I had a special Dad. I never took that for granted, and even when he lost both his legs---never did that make him any less than the man he was.

Thank you Daddy.

  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: "For The Love of A Princess" by Myleene Klass
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: LJ Role-playing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing...

This is my first day alone in this house since Daddy passed. When I had days off he and I would watch movies and just chit chat, talk and have fun cutting up.

Last night I told God I wanted him back even though I know such a thing is impossible. I had a moment of weakness because I loved him so much. My greatest fear sometimes has been did he know how much I loved him. You start thinking about all the things you did or didn’t do. I regret I didn’t see him as much in rehab when he was learning how to function without his second leg. I regret I didn’t get more than two weeks with him. I know I had Thanksgiving with him and there are a lot of things I say to be really, really strong—-and I mean them….

Just right now the missing him is far greater than anything else and I keep crying. I cried so hard last night I had a headache after. I know Daddy would want me to think of all the happy times, he was a man that was the perfect description of living each day to its fullest….I just wish I could hear him say he loved me again. Or feel him hug me one more time. Or hear him laugh.

It hurts more than I can stand sometimes…and being alone in this house today reminds me of that so, very, very much.


  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: "For The Love of A Princess" by Myleene Klass
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: LJ Role-playing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing...

The last few days have been a roller coaster of emotions. I truly appreciate all the prayers and thoughts that everyone has sent my family. My father, Gary Christensen has been through so much the last few years. He was a devoted man of God who never wavered in his faith, always had a big smile and a beautiful, kind heart. Anyone who didn't see it, missed out on the AMAZING man he was. He had taught me a lot, even now through this hard battle he fought. He was looking forward to getting his second prosthetic leg so he could walk again. I know now that God is taking care of him, and Daddy is running down the streets of heaven with a big grin on his face.

He touched a lot of people and I will miss him terribly, especially at this festive time of year. But, he would have wanted me and mom to enjoy it, because he loved giving so, so much. Dad I will continue to be the strong person you would have wanted me to be. To love each day, smile and give people joy. I will cry, and morn, because it is going to be hard not to see you when I get up every morning and when I come home. Its going to be hard not to call you to hear your voice and hear you crack a joke to make me laugh when the world beats me down. YOU Daddy have been my inspiration, YOU have brought me closer to God and in my own faith now that I've been searching to have for years. YOU were a rock to me and mom, but now we have to take care of each other. As much as we are going to miss you, I am thankful that we could give you peace. I am glad that we got to return our love for you.

Be with God now Daddy. Be happy, and give the angels something to laugh about.

Gary Christensen 2/14/52-12/12/14

  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: "For The Love of A Princess" by Myleene Klass
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: LJ Role-playing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing...
Captain America oil study by lilbit075
Captain America oil study
Used water soluble oil pastels. Kinda cool effect!
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Lauren
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United States
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Alternative, J-rock, soundtrack
Favorite musicians: Placebo, Lovex, The Rasmus, Chiodos, Pierrot, X-Japan, The Vincent Black Shadow, Maroon 5, Of Monsters and Men
Favorite Movies: Moulin Rouge, The Princess Bride, Captain America The First Avenger, The Hobbit, Immortals, The Losers, Amadeus, Stardust, Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Repo! The Genetic Opera...
Favourite style of art: Surrealism, Illustration, Collage
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Wallpaper of choice: pretty boys :)
Favourite cartoon character: Too many!
Personal Quote: Love and Peace!
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This is relevant to my art because I was hunting through my collage papers that I use to do my multi-medium collages and I found a card from my dad and a picture taken of he and I when I was in my last year of college. It made my heart break, but the memories and the smile had reminded me of something...

Dad always supported me and my artwork. He always stood by me no matter what I looked like or what color I dyed my hair. No matter what I painted, he'd listen to the stories I'd tell him through them, and my dad saw me. He never tried to make me someone I wasn't. He might have told me I was a little bit of a slob when it came to keeping my room clean or the house...but he never tried to make me be anyone but who I was. 

That was a gift in itself. I know that I had a special Dad. I never took that for granted, and even when he lost both his legs---never did that make him any less than the man he was.

Thank you Daddy.

  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: "For The Love of A Princess" by Myleene Klass
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: LJ Role-playing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing...

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AYURI-327 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave!! Hug 
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lilbit075 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
You're very welcome!
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Kitsune1978 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014

Welcome to :icongaara-best-fanarts:Gaara-best-fanarts!


Our group has been created to collect the best Gaara related artwork. We are an artwork collection, not a fan club, which means there is a quality control in the group, and admins decide what gets into the group gallery.


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Angel-Die Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday my friend!
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! I hope that you have an amazing one! :D
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garrypfc Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks for the fave.
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Mari-Ghostly Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot for watch! =D
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Monostache Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for adding my Avengers buttons to your favorites! Please consider liking my Facebook, where I share lots of stuff about my crafts, art, cosplay, and general tips/thoughts. I also have lots of giveaways, the next one happening once I get 1000 likes on the Facebook page. : ) www.facebook.com/Tofustache

Also, for the month of December, I'm having a promotion for 5% off all orders with use of the coupon code YOHOHO when checking out in my shop~ : )
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OceanSummoner13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry that you were able to make it to Animazement this year, I hope you have fun at the other convention.
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Essinvrok Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave, Lauren! Quite a wonderful gallery you have yourself, I must say (:
-Nora
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