Thursday, September 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad

A while back, before 7 years ago, when someone would mention Sept. 11th, I would think, "Hey, that's my dad's birthday."

Sadly, that's not the first thing that comes to my mind anymore on this date.

My dad is 72 years old today. He has had prostate cancer, a mild heart attack, and has been living with type 2 diabetes for over 20 years. He's a grouchy old fart sometimes. And I love him.

He always tells us he won't be around "next year." Well Dad...look, another year has gone by, and here you still are. :)

This picture is Kylie, I think...taken when she was about 3 months old. I'm so lucky to still have both my parents in my life, and in my kids' lives. They are the best grandparents ever.

Happy Birthday Dad. I love you.


Lish said...

Happy birthday, "Dad"!

Jen said... I miss my Dad. Hope your dad has a wonderful day.

Alice said...

The twins birthday was yesterday, too. :)

Shelley said...

I know! You didn't say anything on-list...but happy Birthday Eric and Cory!! Can you believe our little guys are six now???

Alice said...

I know, lame on the announcements. Didn't even mention it on my journal. You saw the rant I posted about schools instead! Probably because I got my period for their B'day, after not having it for 2 months and even though I'm happy it's finally here after a 2 month PMS roller coaster, it's hell! ;)

I did get pictures this year though! I think that's a first! ;)