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Project by je_superfly posted 02-16-2013 09:49 PM 2268 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 02-16-2013 10:00 PM

Beautiful frame James. I’m glad for you and your dad that he is showing good signs of recovery.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 12:09 AM

That’s a great looking frame with nice contrasting woods and a beautiful photo as well. Certainly wish the best for a full recovery.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 02:08 AM

I wish your father well. It’s always a tough situation. My father made it 2 years past their predictions.

Beautiful picture frame.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 02:40 AM

Nice frame, your miters look clean and tight

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#5 posted 04-16-2013 11:29 PM

A frame with history. Beautiful.

-- Erik, Cuernavaca, Mor. Mex.

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#6 posted 06-21-2015 01:13 AM

Beautiful frame; beautiful story. Treasure both.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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