Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hands That Fathered

I can’t let this challenge go by without another “hands.”

When I think of hands, I think of my father.  He had huge farmer hands.  They were typically stained with field dirt and oil from working with machinery; and inevitably, one or two fingernails were blackened from runaway hammers.  At those times, he was known to yell, “Yumpin’ yimmy yohnson!”

As a youngster, I loved to sit in church and finger Dad’s big hands, tracing the creases and soaking in the comfort they brought.  He was a man’s man, a farmer, an inventor, a singer, a gentle husband and father, and I miss him.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hands That Fathered

  1. susansplace says:

    Beautiful. I love this post.

  2. selah says:

    that is a beautiful memory..

  3. Reblogged this on That Photo Blog and commented:
    I wanted to share this photo I found by a fellow blogger today. I love the angle this was taken at and the close cropping. I really need to get into some of these challenges. I’ll be posting some of my own pics again soon!

  4. Thanks, Lilly. I share a similar memory of my own father. Wonderful post!

  5. Very sweet post. Thank you for sharing the memories of your father with us.

  6. nutsfortreasure says:

    I loved this post!
    Lost my Dad 8 years ago miss him so much

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