Monday, June 25, 2012

SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL TO ME

Happy Birthday Dad!
(His name is Raymond)

My dad is 89 today and I love him so much.

 These would both be in the very early 40's.
Maybe 1955! (I'm the little one)
Ray and Dorothy
1972 - My Wedding
2009
2009
 2012


He is one of the most giving people I know. He worked hard to give us a wonderful life growing up. I wish we lived closer, it's so hard not living nearby him but we talk almost daily.(sometimes several times a day!) My mom passed away in 1982 and nine months later my husband had left me. I have to be honest with you, I had no clue how lonely he was after my mother died until Mark had left me. Talk about putting yourself in someone else's shoes. I learned a lot from that, that's how our lives get changed and we learn about compassion. My father and I have been best friends ever since. Hopefully I will get to visit with him this summer even though it is unbearable in Florida this time of year. I have to soak up as much time as I can with him!


31 comments:

LynnMarie said...

I'm so glad you are close to your dad. Mine died when I was 19 years old, so he's been gone a long time. Enjoy your time together.

Mary said...

What a sweet post! Happy birthday to your dad!

Mara said...

Two celebrations so close together. I hope you had a great day with your family celebrating your anniversary and I also hope you go and see your dad this year. Happy birthday to him.

Polly said...

Happy birthday to your dad. It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship.

Love Bears All Things said...

It is a blessing that you still have your Dad with you and yes soak up the time you have left...mine has been in heaven since 2006...and he was miserable without Mother and only lived 16 more months without her.....go visit.
Mama Bear

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

My dad turned 89 in March. And the picture of your dad with the dog (is that Skye?) looks a lot like my dad. I don't see a resemblance in the other pictures, but I sure do in that one.

I hope you get to see him this summer.

Nichol said...

Awesome post, happy birthday to your dad!!!

That corgi :) said...

Happy birthday to your dad! He looks great for being 89!! Your mom did die when she was so young, Debby.

I hope you do get a chance to see him this summer!

betty

Tesha said...

Debby I love this beautiful post! I feel your love and appreciation for him. What a gift your relationship is! I pray that you would get a visit soon :) I adore the beautiful walk down memory lane.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. Hope he has a great day.

Trennia said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!
Everytime I read a post you do on your dad I feel so much love in it that you have for him!
I hope you get to visit soon and just maybe the weather will not be to bad.

Trennia said...

Oh, forgot to mention I love your Dad's name too!
It just so happens to be my hubby's name,and part of Samuel's middle name,but you prob. knew that :)

Pam Lofton said...

There is NO WAY that your dad is 89! How does he stay so young looking?! I hope you do get to visit him- I should go visit mine more often than I do. He's only 3 hours away. But he has a wife there---my step mom- not a bad person I just never get my dad to myself, ya know? Anyway, happy birthday to your YOUNG dad!

Karen Mortensen said...

Happy Birthday. What an awesome man. You are so blessed.

Godsgalnj said...

Wishing him a very happy birthday! :)

Caroline said...

Beautiful post & Happy Birthday to your Dad. :)

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad...love the old family photos...

Kathy said...

Aww, happy birthday to your dad! Today is a special day in our family, too :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh I love seeing pictures of your dad! Such a beautiful couple your parents were.

Happy Birthday to him!

Secret Agent Woman said...

A very happy birthday to your Dad, and also happy anniversary to you!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful wonderful father! I wish him many more. He really loos so young and in great shape! That is where you get your beauty. Love, sandie

xinex said...

Happy birthday to your dad, Debby. I can tell how close you are to him. He is looking good!....Christine

Laura said...

I hope he sees this Debby! It filled me up! So sweet and special! Nothing like that daddy-daughter bond! He looks amazing BTW! Happy Birthday to your dad!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! Please give him an extra cyber-kiss for me. I miss my dad like crazy; he died 3 years ago this coming Saturday. Yes, enjoy the time with him.
FYI, it was 110 degrees here today.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How I wish my mother and I lived closer to one another as well...I hope you have a nice visit together this summer! Thanks for your kind words about the loss of my step-father :)

Mom of 12 said...

These pics are priceless! You are so lucky to have him.
Sandy

Jodi @ Heal Now and Forever said...

Go to florida! Don't wait!

TexWisGirl said...

that is sweet. hope he had a great birthday!

Christina Lee said...

AWWWWWWW--love this photo recap!!!! Happy happy to a wonderful person!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

This touched my heart so much because I no longer have my dad. Yes, definitely soak up every bit of time you have with him!!!!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Debby, thank you so much for sharing your father with us! He sounds like a very special man indeed! I loved getting to "know" you and your family better through your incredible collection of photos! I love the ones from the 1940s -- such style! You are an absolutely picture perfect little doll in the photo from 1955, and your wedding photo is lovely!

Jenn

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