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Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!!

Today is my dad’s birthday so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things about him.

(This pic is from his NY visit at Christmas)

  • He’s smart…
  • He’s politically aware (which is cool because politics is a big part of my life.)
  • He tells funny jokes (err, sometimes they’re funny.)
  • He works really hard. Seriously, I’m not sure how he does what he does everyday..but I guess it keeps him young.
  • He’s charming. Strangers usually like him, but so do the people he knows..lol
  • He’s talented. He has come into his own in the last few years with his voice. He started developing vocal skills late in life because he was always more focused on the women in his family. We’re all singers too. 😉 And Mom blows us all out of the water with her voice.
  • He has grown so much in the years since I became an adult. It’s amazing how wise our parents become as we get older. 😉 But seriously, I’ve watched him forgive when it wasn’t easy for him..repent when it wasn’t easy for him..you get the idea. He has really set a good example for me in my adult life.
  • He lets me call him to talk about boys and cars and anything else I feel like talking about.
  • He makes the best chicken and dumplings ever…his peach cobbler is awesome too.

The list could go on. I’ll talk to anyone who will listen as long as they’ll listen. 😉 I get that from Dad too. But I’ll stop and call to tell him happy birthday instead.

Both of my parents are kind, loving, salt of the earth examples of the kind of people we should strive to be. They have flaws, but they work hard and love without restrictions. Happy birthday Dad…I love you!

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    Janna
    May 18, 2010 at 3:41 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD! You sound like a WONDERFUL man! Hope it was a great birthday!

    P.S. Could you send some of those dumplings my way 🙂

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    Fran
    May 18, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Congrats on your Dad's birthday.

    Funny is that it's the same day my dad had his birthday but unlike you I don't have him around me anymore. Tomorrow it's 10 years since he passed away.

    So love your dad while you can.

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    Frau
    May 18, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Happy Birthday to your sweet Dad! I hope his birthday is as special as he is.

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    Debbie
    May 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Happy birthday to your dad. Makes me miss mine even more. He passed away 3 years ago. Call him often even when it is not his birthday..

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    AndreaLeigh
    May 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Happy birthday, Kenz's dad!

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    Jessica
    May 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! I lost my Dad three years ago. He passed away a week before my wedding day. I miss him so much, but especially during Spring and Summer when I smell grass being cut and families grilling out for dinner. During early spring, I would do my runs in the neighborhood I grew up in and all the wonderful smells made me feel like he was on the run with me.

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    May 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Janna, If Dad had a way to send them to you he would. 🙂 Of course, I wish he had a way to send them to me too. He's about 2,000 miles away. 🙁

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    May 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Debbie and Fran, I speak to my dad almost everyday on the phone. Yesterday we spoke a couple of times. I see him as often as I can too.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes for Dad girls. 🙂

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    LA
    May 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I love this! 🙂 Happy Birthday to your dad!

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