Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dadoo!

My father turns 65 today, September 17th, 2010. Just a few weeks ago, he told me about a conversation with a friend of his. His friend asked him if he felt like he was entering old age. My dad replied "this has been the year of old age, and I'm through with it. What begins next is my New Age."

I am constantly and consistently inspired by my father. He continues to teach and learn every day of his life. His positive attitude and outlook on life is remarkable. He acts out of love and compassion, always offering whatever he can to others. I know he was like a second father to many of my friends growing up, and I'm so grateful that I have gotten to, and still get to, have him as my father every day.

My father always taught me to face my fears with humor, to laugh when I'm frightened, and those times come when I am terrified and have no idea how I got to be this 31-year-old-supposed-adult and what I'm supposed to do ever in life. And I hear my father's laugh in my head, contagious and wonderful, and suddenly nothing seems all that scary at all.

Here's to a beautiful, hilarious, joyful, and peaceful New Age full of even more love and happiness, Dad!







Since I am, apparently, obsessed with my father, here's a link to about ten other blog entries I've written about him.

8 comments:

SophisticatedBrew said...

OMG this is making me cry. I love your dad too. And all dads. DAD.

Tara said...

love love love. I remember one time I told your dad my life was complicated and he did that chuckle and was like "no no no, you're life is not complicated" and it like made me shut up, like no you're totally right, I'm being a drama queen. It was just the way he said it! There's good reason to be obsessed with your dad :)

Valerie said...

i don't know your dad but i love him! whoa dude do our dads have the same b-day? sep 16th? 1949?

syb said...

I'm so happy you write about your dad as much as you do, because I want as much of him in my life as possible. Seriously - your parents are two of my favorite people to see when I'm in Chicago.
Many blessings to the birthday boy!

Sara Ashes said...

beautiful one, Reemie! xoxox

miriam said...

Love Love the two photos of you two together. Wild wackiness.

jx said...

Beautiful! I've got a sweet spot in my heart for that photo of him making peace signs.

RebeccaL said...

Wow. This is great. I love the photos.