Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DAY 474 Toon Tuesday, Daddy & Endurance

Hi Journal & Friends,

I've been thinking about ENDURANCE lately. So I took a day trip to the nearby village of Peenksville, and asked a local Peenkster to pose for a sketch, with him holding my homemade banner.

He graciously accepted, waving the customary tourist fee. Seems they know I'm a big fan of Peenk, and don't charge those they consider friends.

Do you like his portrait?

Wanna know something cool, amazing, wonderful and JOYFUL that happened yesterday, right as I was halfway through finishing this portrait? I got a phone call from Down South...and found out that my 89 year old Father got married a few weeks ago!!! 

I am sooo happy for him. Talk about ENDURANCE! WOWZER!

Daddy is the epitome of Endurance. In spite of health issues, he worked up until 4 months ago as a Federal Judge. Yes, he had law clerks and assistants, but still! 

He lost his wife, my step-mom, about 7 years ago. Even though he is always busy, he was still lonely. I'm so glad he did this.

Part of his Endurance is his amazing strength of character, part of it plain old rascally stubborness.  And he is not one to sit around and watch the boob tube. He loves to be on the go. Especially now that he has his "bride" to drive him. (Oh thank you Lord, for getting him from behind the wheel of a car... shudder!!)

  • the power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process without giving way
  • the capacity to last or to withstand wear and tear.
stamina, staying power, fortitude, perseverance, persistence, tenacity, doggedness, grit, indefatigability, resolution, determination

I'm really liking this quality of ENDURANCE. I want to cultivate more and more of it! 

From Dr Phil's book: "You must get in touch with your thoughts and feelings and why you're having them."

My verse for today: "...God who gives endurance and encouragement."

My quote for today: "He conquers who endures." --Persius

Enjoy the Journey,



Stephanie said...

WOW! Congrats to your father! That is so awesome. Where 'down south' does he live? (I'm 'down south' too. LOL)

Rettakat said...

Thanks, Stephanie.
Actually, it's a sort of inside family joke. I'm in Oregon, with relatives "up North" in Washington. So "down South" is Southern California! :-D

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Great news about your dad!
I don't know if I"m that good at enduring yet, but I'll take the cat in the box!! :)


'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Loretta- your Dad sounds awesome! What great news. How wonderful to have him as inspiration. Blessings to your family!

M Pax said...

Congrats to your dad! Glad you got some good news.

I like Peenk's portrait a lot. Great banner. To have a plan is great, but nothing if we don't learn to endure through the good and the bad and the indifferent. :)

MargieAnne said...

That's what I call aging with spunk.

Congratulations to your father.

My, you come from good stock, just like me.

Anne H said...

Enduring Endurance, eh?
So elusive at times.
Cool cats!

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