August 22, 2008

She is following in your footsteps~

She is following you, closely watching your steps. Your role as Bella’s father is fundamentally important to her life. Your relationship will help define her understanding of her Heavenly Father.

You are a reflection of Him to her~

You love her, so does He

You provide for her, so does He

You are near and engaged in her everyday life, so is He

You are her protector, so is He

You give her comfort, so does He

You discipline with the assurance of your love, so does He

You walk meaningfully with her, so does He

Vito, thank you for guiding her steps lovingly and consistently,
and for revealing so many important facets of her ultimate Father.


Shelly and Family August 22, 2008 at 7:09 AM  

Isn't that so true...I love the photo of "her" in "his" foot-print!

angie August 22, 2008 at 9:49 AM  

Absolutely, positively beautiful.

Angela August 22, 2008 at 10:48 AM  

Such beautiful pictures, and words... and a beautiful family too!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! August 22, 2008 at 10:59 AM  

Another beautiful are so good with always seem to come up with the perfect thing to say!

Love the appropriate!

Have a great weekend!


nikkicrumpet August 22, 2008 at 11:33 AM  

OH MY ...what a lovely tribute to your dear hubby. I got choked up reading that. You're so blessed to have a husband who is a bright light in the life of your precious daughter! And she is one lucky little girl...who has two parents who understand their sacred role as mom & dad. Thanks so much for sharing this. I'm sooo glad you visited my blog so I had the chance to read this post!

Daniella August 22, 2008 at 11:37 AM  

Beautiful words. I love the pics.

Christy August 22, 2008 at 11:43 AM  

What a beautiful post!

Lauren and Justin August 22, 2008 at 11:55 AM  

precious. absolutely precious. :)

Shannon August 22, 2008 at 12:26 PM  

What cute cute cute pictures!

Paula August 22, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

That is so awesome. Our children will emulate what we do and how we act way more than what we just tell them to do. What a great role model your hubby is.

Jodee Leader August 22, 2008 at 3:06 PM  

Adorable pictures! Bella is sooo blessed to have such a great Daddy!

Marla August 22, 2008 at 3:40 PM  

Krista Hallmark called, they want to know when you can start. :o)

Debbie August 22, 2008 at 4:46 PM  

I'm in agreement with Marla. This post would be the best Father's Day card EVER!

frillsfluffandtrucks August 22, 2008 at 4:55 PM  

Aww, such beautiful sentiments.

~ Sarah

Michelle August 22, 2008 at 5:00 PM  

I love Marla's comment. You seriously need to consider this. What a beautiful post, as always.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} August 22, 2008 at 5:15 PM  

So glad you commented on my blog so that I could find yours. What an amazing post. Beautiful!

sara August 22, 2008 at 5:23 PM  

Oh, I love the comparion of Bella's earthly father to er Heavenly Father & I find it so awe-inspiring that as much as we love our kids, that's how much HE loves US..hard to believe most days!

Colleen August 22, 2008 at 5:44 PM  

Love this!!!

Somewhere In The Sun August 22, 2008 at 5:47 PM  

Truly Beautiful! Very touching words and a such sweet pictures.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love meeting new friends!

p.s. I LOVE your blog design!!

Genny August 22, 2008 at 7:12 PM  

This gave me chills reading beautiful!

missy August 22, 2008 at 7:43 PM  

This is SO precious and touching. I lost my dad this summer and I valued our relationship so much. There is nothing like being a daddy's little girl. This is so heartwarming.

Growin' with it! August 22, 2008 at 9:13 PM  


Darlene August 22, 2008 at 9:54 PM  

That is so beautiful. What a great picture with her foot in his footstep...LOVE that!!

a Tonggu Momma August 22, 2008 at 9:59 PM  

Yes... but I think you might want to put Hallmark on hold when Zondervan, Tyndale or Concordia come calling.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! August 22, 2008 at 10:35 PM  

Amen! There is just no way to quantify how important a daddy is to a little girl. Thank God your daughter has one that will show her how much God loves her. I am so thankful that my daughter will grow up with that, too!

Stacey and Dewey August 22, 2008 at 10:52 PM  

Wow BEAUTIFUL!!!! stunning photos!! Love the footprint!!
Have a great weekend

Dawn S. August 22, 2008 at 11:30 PM  

you are right on!! Praise Him! lovely.

Mimi Sue August 23, 2008 at 12:28 AM  

Those are great photos. She is so lucky to have you both as parents. Enjoy every minute, their childhood goes by so fast. Thanks for visiting my blog.

laurel August 23, 2008 at 12:29 AM  

What a beautiful post! Love the photo.

Mia-Bella August 23, 2008 at 1:03 AM  

Beautiful post and photo and so very absolutely true.

M.L. August 23, 2008 at 6:04 AM  

Thanks for commenting on my white bedroom panels the other day. You have a beautiful post and a beautiful family.

I recently posted some photos of my daughter's new bedroom walls. We are stenciling them with a huge french damask design. Feel free to take a peek. : )

M.L. @

Kristi August 23, 2008 at 6:26 AM  

You need to start your own line of Christian greeting cards!

And I have some new ideas for beach photos for Sunset '09!

Valarie August 23, 2008 at 10:50 AM  

That was beautiful, and I love the pictures. :)

Felicia August 23, 2008 at 1:58 PM  

What a sweet,sweet post!

mommy24treasures August 23, 2008 at 5:26 PM  

awwww so sweet...

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio August 23, 2008 at 7:54 PM  

Thanks for stopping to visit me at my blog. It gave me a chance to come over and learn more about you! This is just a beautiful post.

Dianne August 24, 2008 at 1:05 AM  

Beautiful post! It's so true and neat how you shared it, so elequent. What an important role we play as parents! Lovely pictures.

Jean Ann August 24, 2008 at 12:17 PM  

Jean Ann here from Blissfully Domestic…I am the Home and Garden Editor. I saw your comment on Nester and wanted to follow up to see if you are interested in being a contributor…could you send information about your blog/website, full name, email and description of what part of home and garden is most interesting to you in terms of your contributions? Come on over to and email me!

Thanks and talk soon!
Jean Ann

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality August 24, 2008 at 2:46 PM  

Hi, Krista, thanks for stopping by & leaving me a note. So nice to meet you. I hope you'll come back & visit me again. Your blog looks very pretty. I'm trying to catch up, been out of town.

Amanda August 24, 2008 at 7:17 PM  

you know how these father/daughter posts are so dear to my heart!! i may share this one with Gino.

I'm so thankful for godly fathers.

Bonita August 24, 2008 at 7:48 PM  


Wife to the Rockstar August 25, 2008 at 10:21 AM  

So precious.

Christine August 25, 2008 at 11:22 PM  

How nice. Beautiful pictures of your home and children. Thank you for sharing.

Shawnstribe August 27, 2008 at 6:53 PM  

i am so touched by this post!!!!!
so so so so beautiful

sa January 8, 2010 at 8:52 AM  


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