Today is my dad’s birthday.
Dad has lived 83 years on this earth today.
The purpose of this post was to write something profound. A post about this special day; the day my dad was born.
I googled ‘birthday’, ‘why celebrate birthdays’ and ‘what is a birthday’, and I received many different results back. Some of the results included websites of different religions and the reasons for celebrating one’s birthday. Other results included websites that sell birthday related products and services such as Hallmark and Dave & Busters. And then there are other websites with articles related to birthdays such as ‘Why Do We Blow Out Candles on Birthday Cakes?’, ‘Best Birthday Gifts For Boyfriend 2016’ and ‘Birthday Do’s & Don’ts’.
Well there was not anything I found as a result of my search that appeared to be profound, so let us move on.
Birthdays are important!
Dad’s birthday is important!
Dad and I go back a long way; back decades and the relationship was not always good, not always easy – but the foundation that kept us going was always love.
There are many posts I have written about dad – (if you are interested in reading – clicking the title link below will take to that post)
The transformation of our relationship has evolved over the past 50+ years and today is one of meaning for both of us. I know my dad felt years ago as I have felt in previous years; we failed as a father, we made mistakes, but we did our best. Dad and I are very much a like even though we are very different. Dad and I are dealing with health issues and we handle them the best we can, positive attitude and dealing with our illness one day at a time.
My dad and I are not the best patients: we both complain and we are both referred to as ‘a bitch’. LOL, we really are, that is us – my dad and I.
Back to the foundation that kept us going – love.
Love may not always be displayed in ways we usually expect them. My experience so far is love blooms as we grow older and though in the previous years it was not displayed in the usually fashion, it certainly is being displayed that way today.
My dad displays his love for me and I display my love for my dad.
You may recognize the right half of the picture below, as I display it many times here on my blog. I decided today to display the whole picture; the picture that completes me.
Happy Birthday Dad.