There’s so much I can say about my Dad.
Yet, there’s nothing I can say without tearing up/breaking down/crying, so I think I’m going to try to be a big girl and keep this simple.
Happy Birthday to the bestest Daddy in the whole wide world. I could not have asked for anyone better for my Father, provider, and protector. A man who was unashamed about the fact that he loved his wife, two sons, baby girl, and his country. One who stressed the importance of maintaining a relationship and fellowship with God – one who took us to church instead of sending us. A man who made sure his wife was a stay-at-home-Mother to his children, and made sure his family always had a comfortable place to live, food, and clothing.
A man who stressed to his children the importance of reading, gaining knowledge, and becoming educated. A man who embraced diversity, yet instilled in us the understanding that we were never to allow anyone to intimidate us or make us feel less than.
A man who, aside from my late husband, was and always has been the biggest supporter of my dreams, goals, and aspirations – even the ones he didn’t personally agree with. No matter where I was or what I was doing, this is the man I could always count on to love me unconditionally – no matter what.
A Dad who kept his promises, because “his word was his bond.”
Our birthdays are one day apart; mine is the 20th, and my Dad’s is the 21st. Since the time that I can remember being alive, my Dad has always told me that I was “The bestest birthday present” he had ever received.
Not only did my Dad and I celebrate our birthdays, Thanksgiving is also “our” holiday.
Happy Birthday to the bestest Daddy in the whole wide world. I love you and appreciate you more than you can ever know.
Thank you, dear Lord, for my Dad.
Join in the Fray: What makes your Dad “the bestest Dad in the whole wide world?” If you have children, what memories are you making for them?
Copyright © 2012 Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, All rights reserved.
I’m blogging every day in the month of November as a participant in NaBloPoMo. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!
A Swirl Girl says
Thanks! You’re right about that special bond. I used to tease my late husband and tell him, “I may be married to you but my heart belongs to Daddy.” 🙂 Keep making memories with your daughter!
Fantastic. Tell him Happy Birthday from your online friends. Your love is the best gift that you give him, and it is a continuing gift. i have a daughter myself and I understand how completely special that bond is. Always is no matter your ages. Also… digging the tie…