Saturday, April 27, 2013

Happy Birthday!

April 27, 2013

Dad would have been 80 today.  I miss him.  I miss his funny humor.  I miss him singing Christmas songs in the summer.  I miss him tapping his shoes together when he was sitting in his favorite chair and you brought him ice cream or some yummy sweet treat.  I miss seeing him look up at the full moon on a clear night – how he would study that night sky as if he saw something that I could not.  I miss the way he smelled.  I miss his smile.  His enthusiasm for an adventure – even when it was a place we had been 100 times before, Dad always made every excursion like it was a first – he made things fun.  I miss the way he hugged me. 

 Happy birthday.  I love you, Dad.  You are who I want to be when I grow up.