Saturday, April 13, 2013
Happy Birthday Dad!!!
The farm where my father grew up.
Happy birthday to you! I am so happy you were born. The world is greatly improved by your presence. Your never-ending devotion to your work is something that has many of us awestruck.Seriously, you never complain about the looong hours or the emotional demands of your work. I don't know anyone else who could/would do that to the same degree. Your parishioners are always telling me how you are not just liked, but loved. You are a great man. You are kind and thoughtful. You are a great listener. You have the weirdest sense of humor...possibly ever and we love it.
You have been such a good father. You have this knack of knowing just what I need. Sometimes a hug or a bad joke. Sometimes just someone to talk with. You have shown me what it is to be a man, a kind and intelligent man.
Of all the things you excel at I take the greatest joy in watching you be a grandfather. You do it right. The girls adore you in a way that words can never express. You are fun and gentle and just the tiniest bit scary (wild jumping on the netted trampoline with bouncing balls), pretty much everything a girl could want in a grandfather. I know they are just getting to understand what a great man you are, but man alive do they love you.
I wish you the happiest of days. I love you so much dad.
Posted by Maria Rose at Saturday, April 13, 2013