Happy Birthday Dad

November 1, 2018
Dad, Father, Heaven, Birthday

Dad, Father, Heaven, Birthday

Happy Birthday Dad or as you would always say to me “many happy returns”!  I trust you receive my birthday wishes up there in heaven.  You would have been turning 88 today.  This is the first of your birthday’s that you are not with us and I’ve gotta say – it’s tough! 

Your 87th was not the best birthday was it but your 86th was a wonderful celebration out to lunch with all the family and every birthday before that was always a family celebration.  It will always be a family occasion and we will always be thinking of you on your birthday (and every other day). 

I am grateful for every single one of those 87 years that you were here on this earth and for the 53.5 of those years that I had you here with me as my lovely gentle Dad.

I hope you’re up there having a wonderful time with Nanny Fee, Uncle John, your Dad that I never got to meet and other relatives and friends that have passed.  I’m not going to say much more because my heart is fragile and I’ll get too sad but I will say that I miss you, I love you, and I think of you every single day.

Your daughter,

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24 Comments

  • Reply Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond November 1, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Oh Min, I know how you are feeling today as even though I lost my Dad over 37 years ago, I still miss him and his beautiful smile. Such a lovely letter to your Dad who would appreciate your words and I’m sure he is celebrating with Nanny Fee, Uncle John, his Dad and other friends. Sending you love and hugs especially today xx

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Thanks so much Sue, and I can understand you still missing your Dad 37 years on. I will always miss my Dad – just as much many years in the future as today. xo

  • Reply Vanessa November 1, 2018 at 9:16 am

    What a fantastic selection of photos you have to remember him by.

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Thanks Vanessa x

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl November 1, 2018 at 10:15 am

    What beautiful memories, Min. All my love and a big hug for today as you remember this incredible man.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:49 am

      Thanks so much SSG xoxo

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au November 1, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    He looks like such a lovely man Min – you can see the kindness in his eyes in a lot of the photos. And lovely that he sent you ducklings for his birthday xx

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:51 am

      He is a lovely kind man, very quiet and gentle and loving. I couldn’t believe it when I woke up and came out to see ducklings in the pool on his birthday. A definite sign from him I think. xo

  • Reply Natalie November 2, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Loving memories you have of your Dad, Min. Sending you warm hugs across the miles. #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:51 am

      Thanks so much Natalie – your hugs made it here and are gratefully received! 🙂 xo

  • Reply jodie filogomo November 2, 2018 at 2:24 am

    What a fabulous tribute Min.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Thanks Jodie xo

  • Reply Joanne Tracey November 2, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Oh Min, hugs to you. How lovely was it that your dad sent you those ducklings?

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Thanks Jo – yes quite surprising to wake to 10 ducklings in my pool. A definite sign from Dad I believe. xo

  • Reply Deborah November 2, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Oh that’s lovely Min. I always like to think my dad is watching down on us here… xx

    • Reply Min November 2, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Thanks Deb – yes I believe they watch down on us xo

  • Reply Sanch @ Sanch Writes November 2, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Big hugs Min. That’s a lovely letter to your dad. xx

    • Reply Min November 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thank you Sanch xo

  • Reply Natalie @ Be Kind 2 You November 2, 2018 at 11:13 am

    What a handsome man he was. Beautiful memories of your dad.

    • Reply Min November 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

      He was/is the best! xo

  • Reply Christine November 4, 2018 at 9:48 am

    I think how much we miss them is in accordance with how much we loved them, so in a way it’s a reminder of how much they meant to us – even though it’s really hard and sad.

    • Reply Min November 5, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Well I must love him an awful lot cos I sure do miss him dreadfully. xo

  • Reply Debbie November 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Min, as you know I also lost my dad earlier this year and his first birthday was very hard as it was just 2 months afterwards. My siblings and I all went to mum’s and we took her away for the weekend to a special place for our family, with lots of memories of dad around us. It was hard but also nice to be together. The firsts are always hard and I feel for you. A truly lovely post xx

    • Reply Min November 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Debbie, yes I know you understand how I’m feeling having lost your Dad only shortly after I lost mine. Your Dad’s birthday would have been so hard but I love how you spent it. Christmas last year was awfully difficult for us as it was only 23 days after Dad passed. It was stressful too as we’d spent 6 weeks by Dad’s bedside and not done any Christmas shopping or preparations. Firsts are indeed very hard. Thanks so much for your lovely comment and all the best to you and your family now and for Christmas and all your firsts and beyond. xo

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