Happy Birthday, Dad!

20140103-192756.jpgToday is my dad’s 74th birthday and, I’d like y’all to help me wish him a very Happy Birthday.

I have so many wonderful memories of my my dad when I was growing up. One of my earliest memories was when he came into my preschool class and let us fingerpaint him. I also remember my dad carrying me after I broke my knee when my family was on vacation. I remember all the stories he told us and the fabulous characters he created. I remember the hikes in the woods and I remember the time he went through the ice into a frozen pond to rescue our dog. He was our hero that day. Every little girl should have a dad she can feel that way about. 20140103-194424.jpgI remember the Christmas Eve services and the bending of the candles. I still do that today and I’ve started to teach my sons to do it.

After watching dear friends lose people much younger than my dad, I am beyond grateful that not only do I still have my dad in my life but that he is so healthy. If it’s up to me, I’d keep him around for 74 more years. There are a lot of happy memories left to make. I love you.


10 Responses to Happy Birthday, Dad!
  1. onceamother
    January 3, 2014 | 8:25 pm

    Sending your dad loads of birthday wishes and many, many more great years ahead. What a lovely entry. I’ve never bent the candles before or seen that done. I also love the image of him being finger painted haha. xoxo
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  2. Carolyn
    January 3, 2014 | 8:47 pm

    Aw…Happy Birthday to your dad! I hope this a special year for him and your entire family!
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  3. Jjiraffe
    January 3, 2014 | 9:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! He sounds awesome 🙂

    Weird coincidence: my dad turned 74 yesterday!
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  4. Lori Lavender Luz
    January 3, 2014 | 9:55 pm

    Happy birthday, Kristin’s Dad! Sounds like Kristen has some fabulous stories about your dadship over the years!
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  5. Mel
    January 3, 2014 | 10:31 pm

    Happy happy happy birthday, Kristen’s dad!

  6. Justine
    January 3, 2014 | 10:53 pm

    What a gift! Wishing him many more years of health and happiness with you.
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  7. Meari
    January 4, 2014 | 12:00 am

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! He’s only a couple years older than mine. I hope he has a great day 🙂

  8. St. E
    January 4, 2014 | 12:02 am

    Happy Birthday to your father!

  9. Dad
    January 4, 2014 | 7:41 pm

    I remember the three incidents that Kristin mentioned. It’s funny how doing things you don’t really think about create such lasting memories for your children. The Lord blessed me with three
    amazing daughters and the most amazing wife that any man could ever hope for.

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