happy birthday Dad

IMG_1111Answering the phone, he hears our resounding duet singing, “Happy birthday to you!!” and we hear that familiar, welcome laugh of Dad . . . we make a simple phone call to share our wishes for a special day and we end up being blessed.  That’s how just about every conversation goes with my sweet dad!  So on this day as I continue to count my gifts . . .

I count it Joy that there is another birthday to celebrate with my dad  . . .

there has been healing from the near-fatal infection of a year ago . . .

there is laughter in his voice,

he reminds me that every day is a special day because of the One who gives us our days . . .

yes, Dad, we have been richly blessed through your life

Happy  {#87} birthday to you!

Poem: My Hero

As I ponder the love that I {see} in his eyes,
A Godly love, given without compromise….
I recall many times that he stood by my side,
And prodded me on with great vigor and pride.

His voice ever confident, firm and yet fair,
Always speaking with patience, tenderness and care.
The power and might of his hands was so sure,
I knew there was nothing we couldn’t endure.

It’s true, a few others provided insight,
Yet, he laid the foundation that kept me upright.
He’s the grandest of men to have lived on this earth,
Although he’s not royal by stature or birth.

He’s a man of great dignity, honor and strength.
His merits are noble, and of admirable length.
He’s far greater than all other men that I know,
He’s my Dad, he’s my mentor, my friend and hero.
(by Debbie Young)

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About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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