Our family feels so BLESSED to be able to CELEBRATE & HONOR Our Dads 80th Birthday & life last evening.
We partied at my sisters newly remodeled updated home which was so much nicer than going to a noisy restaurant. The food was incrediblely good, my dads favorite dessert is coconut cream pie. There was 12 of us as they have five children, I am the oldest. My husband on the left in the white shirt and I'm snapping the pictures. With no kids at this party we were able to have a nice vist, usually tons of children are running around at our family gatherings.
Each child wrote a page about him for keeping in a book. I have to say my sisters and brothers really out did me on this, I must re-do mine.
My dad is a man of SERVICE, CHARITY & COMPASSION, he is just the nicest and has a gift to talk to anyone comfortably. He can be laying nearly dying in the hospital and he wants to know what WE need, what HE can do for us! He is always loving and concerned about us and his grandchildren. He bought a family cabin that we can be together often. He is a spiritual person, LIVES WHAT HE BELEIVES to the fullest and for this I honor his integrity. I cant even imagine my dad not wanting to do the right thing. His profession was 5th grade teacher and elementary principal, so yes...I was suppose to be good so I didnt get sent to the Principals office! Heck, I got sent to the principals office & sent home when I was a senior for wearing LEVIS to school...bad girl!!!
The past 20 years he has had 2 open heart surgeries + more health problems...we thought he would die then, He is just too strong, he works physically really hard and that is probably what has kept him alive.
I think I get my creativity from him as he has a love for making things only HIS PASSION IS ROCKS, yes I said rocks! He makes rock jewelry for everyone and has for years. He even likes to quilt, something he learned from his mother. He wants to live LONGER, we hope he can, but if he doesnt he has lived a BEAUTIFUL LIFE. I could go on and on about my dad...thanks for letting me share my dads milestone with you.