HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!
Yes it was actually yesterday, but yesterday being a Saturday I was busy from dawn 'til dusk! I thought about my Dad often during the day and wished I had him around so I could sing happy birthday to him and get one of his big bear hugs! He had to be (and still is) one of the best Dads around. He was stern when he needed to be, but he wouldn't hurt a fly (figuratively that is...remember how he could swat a fly with his huge hand?!) and he was such a good example of charity and love for family. I miss his weekend phone calls and hearing his jolly voice on the other end of the line saying "How you doing Sis? Do you have enough to eat? How are my grand kids?!" I have figured out that since Dad has been gone I have been woefully uninformed about my extended family. It was his joy to call his sisters and brothers and find out all about how his nieces and nephews were doing. He delighted in their successes as much as he did his own children's. If I ever wanted to know how one of my cousins was doing or where in the world they were all I had to do was ask my Dad. He would have LOVED this whole new world of the Blog! I can picture him sitting at his computer for hours each week checking in on all of us...but he doesn't need a computer anymore! He is around...don't ever doubt it! I have felt him near me so many times and I am grateful he still cares and know he loves us all! So...here's to George! How we miss you and how we love you...Happy birthday Dad!