Wednesday, April 15, 2009
today is one of those bittersweet kinda days for me.
do you have those in your calendar? a dose of sad mixed with a bunch of glad?
april 15th is a special day.
it's my wonderful dad's birthday.
he was so gregarious, funny, friendly, charming, brilliant & talented.
so we celebrate him today.
but we miss him so much. that's the bittersweet part.
i thought i'd share a little photo with you today.
it's of me & my daddy. when i was 5.
i love this fun photo.
my dad in his classic ways: entertaining, fun-loving, always such a great friend.
us riding on my auntie's bike, on one of our many fun trips to florida to see my grandparents.
wonderful poncho by my grandma (i loved that poncho!)
my dad was such a great person.
he was the friendliest, liveliest person. he was a true entertainer. he could make anyone feel welcome. anyone feel part of things. and had such an impeccable, amazing memory.
it's such a grievious thing when we lose someone, isn't it?
and for me, there are many phases of it.
this year on this day, on my dad's birthday, now that many many years have come & gone since he passed away, i feel full of thanks & so very very lucky for having had such great, wonderful parents.
he taught me so many things.
to be always generous. to be kind & friendly to every person. to believe in ourselves. to add humour to everyday, in any way. to be a creative problem-solver in all things.
and i miss him so much. our whole family does. and i especially miss that our little sweetie never got to meet him.
but it's true what is said about passing things on.
i see his charm, wit & charisma in my wonderful brother & in my little sweetie. i feel so thankful for that.
it's true. good things do live on.
may your day be more sweet than bitter, lovelies.
i think that's the way my dad would want to craft it.
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