Happy Birthday Dad

6 Feb

I am a blessed woman. Let me tell you why:

My dad’s a pretty awesome guy

Here’s the background: he met my mom when she was pregnant with me (both my parents had previously been married and divorced), started dating her while each toted 2 kids around. He was there when I was born. That day was the first time he kissed my mom (how romantic is THAT?). And when I was 9 months old, they got married. Now, that means that they automatically had 5 kids – and didn’t get their honeymoon until 15 years later. Right from the beginning we all were ‘his kids’. He worked his tail off to fully provide for us, to teach us what we would need to know to be independent, thriving adults. Fast forward to today? He has 11 grandbabies – and another on the way! – and is still working hard so he can continue to help those around him, including his kids and grandkids.

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With grandson number 7

A word of pride from him means so much because you know you’ve earned it. He is the reason I made it through every math class I had to suffer through. He is the reason I can chop wood, rototill a garden, work on my cars and play (albeit poorly) golf. So, happy Birthday Dad, even though you are gone working right now and we can’t celebrate with you, know that we love you and are proud to have you as our dad.

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surrounded by grandkids numbers 8, 9 and 10

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mom and dad

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giving me away

6 Responses to “Happy Birthday Dad”

  1. golfbuddies@q.com February 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    that is awesome! if that doesn’t make him cry happy tears, nothing will…………….

    DARLENE STARR a.k.a. mom, grandma, sis

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  2. Maryann February 6, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    That was so sweet of you, Laura. Although it was hard to read through all my tears, as I approached the end! I’d never quite seen the picture as you described it. Thanks!

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  3. booksnbakery February 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    Glad you liked it… sorry I made you cry though! Hope he likes it too!! =)

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  4. Dad February 7, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    Well I must say that I had never considered E-birthday cards quite as special as those from snail-mail. I now have need of changing my considerations somewhat as this was, because of it’s content I believe (hopefully without offending anyone) the most awsome birthday card I have ever received. It also counts as a certificate of acomplishment for me (right in there with high school graduation and apprenticeship completion) because raising kids to be content, productive, happy adults was my number 1 concern. Hope they have happy childhood memories too. I do love love my 5 kids. Thank you Lolo!
    Dad

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  5. Amanda February 8, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    Hey Lolo, how sweet of you. Are you trying to be the favorite! Glad I checked out your blog today. Cute grands!!!
    Love ya,
    Amanda

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