Saturday, September 8, 2012

Birthday Wishes


today he would have been 61 years old_ his birthday. 
I would have called him and wished him happiness on this day. he would have given me that little chuckle and said “thank you baby, but it’s just another day." every year trying to convince me of that… always to no avail. that was him. never wanting the attention or any fuss made over him. 

his plans would've probably included washing his truck_ piddling in his garden_ cutting the grass_ drinking some sweet tea_ eating jalepenos and dozing off to sleep in his recliner while being interrupted by bouts of snoring.  

I remember today the good things and I miss him. sometimes when we have taken a new adventure or done something different I wish i could share it with him. he loved hearing about opportunities that had come our way. you could hear it in the way his voice would change in tone. and i wonder what it would be like for my kids to see him now. for him to see them. no longer as babes. but seeing their growth, seeing their change.  
I wish he was here so we could celebrate his life together. 
he was a builder_ a worker_ a man with callused hands.... he is my dad.




9 comments:

  1. And I wish he could be there with you too. Hugs to you my friend... I know this isn't easy for you at all.

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  2. oh Heather, I can not even imagine what you must be feeling on this day. I'm so sorry friend, that he is not still here with you.

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  3. What a beautiful homage to him heather. I'm sorry he's not still here with you.

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  4. Such a sweet post and reminder to enjoy loved ones while we can. I LOVE that you have his boots on your fireplace. Thank you for sharing this! :)

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  5. love you, darling girl. beautiful thoughts to celebrate a dear man. praise jesus for his life!

    xo

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  6. Such sweet thoughts of your daddy. I saw those boots the other day and admired them, and now they have new meeting. Hugs my friend.

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  7. Such thoughtful, meaningful words. Thanks for the reminder to cherish these days with the ones I love...for we never know when they will come to an end. Happy weekend to you!

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  8. oh Heather, this just brought me to tears. I know how hard it is. He was so young. I am sorry friend. xoxo I just love this post.

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  9. oh, this was beautiful. i never want to take my dad for granted--so i cherish every moment with both my parents.
    i love that picture too...

    oh and I dig your new design!

    xo

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