Jun 28, 2024

Friday June 28th~

When my father didn't have my hand, he had my back...

 It's our dad's birthday.  We may not be celebrating it with
him in North Carolina, but his five daughters their spouses, 
his 9 grand children and their sopuses/significant others 
wish him always the very best.  My dad is a special man.  
I don't think any man will ever measure up to him. 

 He is kindness personified.  When you hear someone say,
 "I'll give you the shirt off my back"  Well my dad has done 
that many a times.  All someone has to say is I really like your
 so and so.  Next thing you know it was theirs.  Didn't always make 
my mom nor us happy, but we sure learnt from that.  It's from 
my dad that I know kindness, and I always will put someone's 
need over mine.  Not always good, but always happens.

My parents and some of my sisters, and a whole lot of family 
members from Canada and England and of course the USA will 
be in Florida in July celebrating my aunts 50th wedding Anniversary. 
 Sadly I won't.  We will be in Norway with family as well😍

Happy birthday daddy.  Arvid said we will be having a 
few cold ones in your honor, we know you will as well.  May 
your birthday be filled with joy, laughter, and the sounds of
 you cracking open a cold one.  I love you and I will always
 be grateful for you, and for all you did and still do for us.

Both Arvid and I just spoke to my dad, 
and at the same time they both said, "have a cold 
one or two for me."  Both said they will.  Arvid
 always remembers their age better than I do.

As always no blog is complete without a little 
hellos from our Sniff.  He makes me happy and 
that's all there is to say.  I love him so much.

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone 
could give another person: He believed in me...