Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Special Day on the Calendar

March 26 is a special day on the calendar…

Today is my Dad’s 74th birthday. I’ve talked a lot about my father in my blog. I wrote this post for him for Father’s Day last year that tells a lot about how talented he is. Here are some more “Dad facts”.

My Dad has always been a hard worker.

He can do whatever he sets his mind to.

He is a political junkie.

He likes to stay busy.

He enjoys gardening.

He lost his leg nearly 6 years ago and has never let it stop him from getting around. (I’ll have to post someday about the trip he took to New York to buy a bus off eBay a week after he got out of the hospital after losing his leg!!)

He was the disciplinarian in our home – and we actually hated to hear the words “just wait til your father gets home.”

He loved his parents and cared for them until they were gone – even when he had a large family of his own to take care of.

He loves my mother and has modeled that love throughout my entire life.

He is a great Dad!

Dads familyDad is in the front row, 3rd from left. Cute!!

Dad 1957

Dad and Mom at fund raiser

Happy Birthday, Dad.

I love you!!

My Dad shares a birthday with someone who is also very special to our family, “Grandma Mo”. Ramona is a dear friend from our church. My children were very young (Kale was in 3rd grade and Tyler was in the 1st) when David’s mother died. Ramona came to my children and told them that although she could never replace their grandma, she’d sure like to be a grandma to them. And she meant it! From that day on, she was called “Grandma Mo” and she loved my children like her own. They would never believe she wasn’t their “real” grandma. She was their grandma in every sense of the word. A few years ago, she moved a couple hours away to be near her “real” family and we miss her so much!! We could never repay her for giving so much of herself to mend my children’s hearts and make them feel special. We love you, Ramona. You’re the BEST!

And – Jamie is having her baby (Crosby) today!! Can’t wait to see the photos!!


Lauren Kelly said...

Awww, happy birthday Dad. How in the world do you keep up with all these birthdays in your large family, haha!!!!! :O)

Kelly said...

I love Ramona! She is one special woman! And how neat to share the birthday with your dad ....and now Crosby!!!!!

Claire said...

What a cute post! Happy birthday to your Dad!


Kyla said...

Your dad is so handsome :)

I imagine keeping up with all the birthdays is quite a task in your family (I know mine is!)

And Grandma Ro sounds so sweet!!

Kelley said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! What an awesome man and inspiration to all of us reading about him. It is so cool that you have a Grandma Mo. That was the sweetest story, too. Hope you are having a good day!

Heather said...

Happy birthday to your special people!!!

Jessica Lane said...

Happy Birthday Jacquie's dad and Miss Ramona!

Susie said...

Happy birthday to your Dad. He sounds like a great guy! Lucky you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Happy Birthday to the honorees! What wonderful memories your Dad has given you. blessings, marlene