Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!!

You may have heard of me - I'm the girl with the world's best Daddy!

Today, sadly, I am not with him in person to celebrate his big day, but my heart and thoughts will be with him all day as he celebrates yet another year of life.

I wish everyone could have a Daddy like mine - he is truly one of the world's best people (that's how he was able to catch and keep my mom!)

He's the type of Daddy who always remembers to tell you how beautiful you are, inside and out, and somehow makes you really believe it's true.

If I have any ability to turn a phrase, it's thanks to my Daddy, who is one of the most gifted oral and verbal communicators I know.

My daddy is a whiz on the dance floor - people marvel at the style in his dance steps, but mostly at the fun he always seems to have!

People tell me I look like my Daddy, which I consider a compliment. I get my coloring, my nose and my foot size from him - I aspire to the level of fitness he's attained at his somewhat advancing age. Don't get me wrong - like me, my Daddy has battled with weight issues for as long as I've known him. You wouldn't know it to look at him now, but his daily (re)commitment to a healthy lifestyle is both a challenge, and an inspiration for those around him.

Like my Daddy, I write really small - I've always thought that was because we're thrifty and we want to make sure we have room to record ALL of the important things going on around us, so we'll remember to treasure them. Like Daddy, I try very hard to wake up in the morning to start my day with spiritual reading and prayer. His health and happiness are always at the top of my prayer list, as he and my wonderful mother taught me most of what I know and love about my prayer relationship with God.

I could go on and on about my Daddy - if you know him, you know what I mean! But I'll just end this by saying that I'm the luckiest girl in the world, to have the daily love, inspiration and happiness of Daddy in my life!

Happy Birthday - I love you!!!

1 comment:

Cami said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lisa's "Daddy"!! : )