Happy Birthday Daddy!
Today is my Dad’s 62nd birthday. I can clearly remember his 40th birthday when my mom threw a birthday party for him and his best friends dressed up in makeup and costumes like “old geezers” and everybody had a good laugh.
It doesn’t seem like it’s been 20+ years since that party, and other than having a few wrinkles, moving a little slower and forgetting things just a little more often – he still seems like MY DADDY – that guy I grew up with who was big and strong and would meet any young man at the front door with a shotgun if necessary…
When I think about my dad, I have a lot of great memories. I have regarded many of his traits as being things I hope to model effectively to my family, and traits I already know I inherited from him – either naturally or just by being around him.