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Happy Birthday To My Dad!

11 things about my Dad in no particular order:
1. He shows integrity by working hard and being industrious! He is retired, but he still works hard at home. Mom tells me about all the ways he helps!
When our family used to go to the lake on weekends, we usually left on Friday evenings. There were so many times we were almost out the door and the phone would ring. I could almost always bet that the call would delay our going to the lake since Dad was a Refrigeration Repairman and go figure, in the heat of summer if a unit was down, Dad got a call! I remember whining to Dad, "Don't answer it Dad! Can't they call someone else?" But good ol Dad's integrity ruled his conviction and he answered the call! Sometimes he could send another worker out, but often he had to take the call. I was disappointed then, but now I appreciate it for being the right thing to do.
2. He is not afraid to show emotion whether watching a sad movie, talking about someone special or thinking of a tender thing. I just love that about Dad! (I certainly know where I get it!)
3. Speaking of the lake, I love the patience shown when he taught me to ski. He has taught me other things with gentleness and thoughtfulness. (#11)
4. I love his gentle voice. (Oh, it can be raised, but it is usually calm and quiet. Not passive, but gentle.)
5. I love my Dad's way of teasing Mom. He does love that woman and he lets her know!
6. I love his tidiness. When he worked refrigeration, he had a big panel truck and it was orderly so he could quickly find what he needed and get the job done.
He is like that in his life.
7. I like that he is interested in the things Mom is interested in. They are best friends!
8. Christine likes "that he is a gentleman and he is sensitive and not afraid to show emotion." (I agree.)
9. Mike says, "He is approachable." (I agree.)
10. Olivia says, "I like that he gives an honest answer when we ask him a question." (I agree.)
11. Tabitha says, "I love when he gives hugs and says, "How are ya babe?... and he really wants to know!" (I agree!)
I love my dad! Happy birthday Dad!


terri said…
Happy Birthday to a very loved man! He sounds like a wonderful person.
TAB said…
What a nice post! I teared up. I know where I get that from too I suppose!
Anonymous said…
Thanks so much for the picture and kind thoughts. Love you and anxiou to see you and the kids, Love, grandad b.
Anonymous said…
The above message was suppose to be for Tab. Sorry, Dad B.
Anonymous said…
Thanks so much Laurie. lots of thought put in to this message.To my very special little girl, I love you so much. Grandad B.
Anonymous said…
You know I don't blog to much, but I had to comment on the Birthday message. A lot of thought and memories and how sweet of you. You know you will always your daddys
little girl. Love you, Mom B.
Anonymous said…
was typing to fast, forgot the "be"
oh well!! Mom
Laurie Lynn said…
Thanks for commenting Mom and Dad. I know you don't comment much, but I LOVE it when you do!
I love you two!
Commenting is a little scary, I think, but never worry about typing mistakes!
zz said…
Aww, what a a thoughtful tribute. It's wonderful to have a dad worthy of such respect and sentiment. He sounds a lot like my dad whom I adore with everything in me. Happy birthday to your hardworking, tenderhearted, fun-loving father.
Olivia Arlene said…
I agree! Great Birthday post!

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