Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy Birthday


Tuesday is the Birthday of a very special man. Let me tell you a little bit about him. He was born to a large, humble family, they didn't have alot of money but had alot of love and laughter.
This man was full of mischief and got into his share of trouble- nothing serious just pranks. He worked on his family farm and eventually him and his brother bought the farm and worked it to provide for his own family.
Times changed and the highway came through the farm so this man had to get a different job- he started working for the road commission. He worked some very long hours when the roads got bad, but never complained. He was a very hard working man and was always thankful to have a job.
More importantly, this man had a wife and 4 children. He was an incredible father and example to his children of what it meant to love the Lord and teach your children. This man was a strict father, but very loving. The children never had curfews or lots of rules. They just knew right from wrong and most importantly didn't want to let down their parents.
I can tell you all this because I am one of those children. I'm speaking of my father. It's his 77th birthday tomorrow. As you can tell I'm very proud of my dad. The Lord blessed me in a huge way by giving me the family I have.
I really can't say enough about my dad- I'm so very proud to have him for my dad.
I love you very much!





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15 comments:

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Mari said...

We certainly were blessed to be born into our family. Dad has always been so much fun and is loved by so many. He taught us the value of hard work and most important - he raised us to know and love God. Happy Birthday Dad - I love you too!

Nate and Brenda said...

Happy birthday to your dad!!

He is a great guy! I always enjoy talking to him! He always gives us hugs when we run into him!!

A Stone Gatherer said...

A Wonderful Tribute Cheri! What a wonderful childhood you had! No wonder you, Mari and Terri are so happy!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet sweet birthday message for your Dad ! He sounds like an incredible man ! And he's raised amazing children !!

Diane said...

Awesome story of the highlights of his life! Happy Birthday to him from us as well! He did a great job raising his kids - I can at attest to 2 of those kids being really great anyway!! :)

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

That is so sweet! Happy Birthday to him!
Much love,
ANgela

Cherdecor said...

Happy Birthday to your father! He certainly did raise three wonderful daughters that I know. There must be another sibling.

LeslieW. said...

That is AWESOME! What a sweet child you are. Happy Birthday to home!

Sandra said...

How sweet, happy Birthday to him :)

Nancy said...

Awwww, cheri that brought a huge lump in my throat, what a nice way to say Happy Birthday to a great Dad!!! Happy birhtday to your Dad from me too.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I love your dad just because he sounds just like mine. We really are blessed to have such awesome families.

Great tribute to your father. He is blessed to have you as a daughter.

Dena said...

Happpppy Birthday!

Laura said...

We've all been blessed by him - he's an awesome grandpa too!

Joanne said...

I should have known...you are Mari's sister?!? I just LOVE her and now I am going to love you too!

Love by association.

How blessed to have such a wonderful father. The legacy continues...

Blessings, Joanne