Happy Birthday Dad, on your first birthday in Heaven…

Today is a rough day, another first of many…  Today my dad would be celebrating his 52nd birthday with us.  Instead, just shy of 5 months since his unexpected death, we will be “celebrating” without him.  Our family has planned to spend some time together today, remembering my dad, having dinner at his favorite restaurant and then dessert at his favorite Dairy Queen, for root beer floats, “so thick you can hardly get a straw in it”.  We’ll likely watch the video my mom made with photos of him from birth until death, laughing at his silliness and crying at our loss.

It’s amazing how fast these past 5 months have gone, yet how unreal it still seems at times.  And even though it’s been 5 months, the sadness is still as unbearable at times as it was that very first day.  These next few months will be very rough, as we will  be experiencing our first holidays without him, without his famous sweet potatoes, without his laughs and big bear hugs. It won’t be the same…

Happy Birthday dad, and happy first birthday in heaven! No birthday could be better than a birthday in heaven, and I can only imagine just how amazing it must be.  I miss you more than words can express, and can’t wait until we see each other again someday. I love you.


  1. :hugs:

  2. Thinking of you and your family. Prayers.

  3. Thinking of you and your family on this tough day!

  4. ((HUGS))

  5. Sorry to hear this but the same thing ha[[en to my daughters father at age 53 colon cancer, By the time they found it was to late. Its on;y been a year for us now. So we know how you feel. Just take one day at time is all i can give you and alot of HUGS and KISSES Joannie

  6. Awww hugs mama. Thinking of you sorry I'm late seeing this.

  7. Wow I can't believe it's been that long either! {{{{Hugs}}} Just remember he is in Heaven watching everything from the best seat in the house when the sadness is unbearable! He will be there with you during the holidays too! 🙂 His love will get you all through them!

  8. I'm sorry 4 ur loss! I was looking 4 a poem 2 read 4 my dad on what would have been his 69th birthday. This page caught my eye because this is the day my daddy passed away! These things sure don't get any easier! In my prayers……

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