Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Johnny Love

On March 11, 1940 one of the most-influential men in my life was born.  Today is my dad's 70th birthday.  I can't believe that so many years have passed since this was the number one man in my life.  I am the oldest of 3 children in my family.  For the first 3 1/2 years of my life, I had my parents to myself.  Looking back, some might say I was spoiled, but I knew I was loved.  I held my daddy's finger as we crossed the street.  I stood by daddy in front of the church as he let me "help" him sing songs by The Happy Goodmans or The Blackwood Brothers.  My dad taught me about the forgiveness and salvation found in the Bible by living it every day.  My dad wasn't and isn't perfect.  But he taught me that no matter what is going on, a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing a person can have.  My dad is a wonderful story teller, a prayer warrior, and a faithful servant of GOD.  I am so thankful that God in His infinite wisdom chose John Fred Mock to be my earthly father.  Maybe that's why I have a thing for Johnnys.

On my wedding day
You all know of my adoration for Johnny Depp, as I have posted about  him a few times in the past.  I'd like to share a couple of pictures that I recently had taken with Johnny as the character of Captain Jack Sparrow.

That's right!  I'm givin' him a big kiss!

This awesome portrait was painted by my brother in Christ, Roger Sanderson.  Roger has a business where he does custom air brush painting.  He has been painting portraits of famous people for commissions and to place in a newly opened local shop that specializes in local artists and crafters.  Unfortunately, this was not painted for me, but I was thrilled to get to hold him for just a second.

Not the best picture of me, but hey, I was there to work!

So how did I get my hands on this artwork for even just a second?  Roger is the wonderful worship leader at our church.  He was at the church this day to help Starla and I set up he sound system for the fashion show.  I spotted Johnny riding along in the front seat and begged for a picture with him. 

So there you have it.  I love my Johnnys.  Happy Birthday Dad.


  1. Happy Birthday to your dad!! My sister is 40 today!! :) Great picture of you and Johnny!!

  2. Happy Birthday to your dad - and that is one awesome picture of you and Johnny!

  3. Happy Birthday to your dad....
    LOVE the pics of you and your dream sweetie!

  4. Roger is an amazing painter!!! Wow.

    Happy birthday to your dad!

  5. Very cute post! Happy Birthday do your daddio!

    Have you seen "Alice in Wonderland" yet?


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