Happy Belated Birthday, Dad!
There are moments in life that you wish you had a rewind button.
Such as yesterday.
“My birthday was yesterday.“
“Noooo. You’re pulling my leg. It’s today.“
Gulp. I felt so stupid. I cried after we hung up the phone. Idiot!
Outlook Calendar you failed to beep at me! Technology you let me down. I trust you to help me manage and remind me of all the important events of the people I love and care about.
For 30+ years I have wished my dad Happy Birthday on the correct day. And I missed it.
Happy Belated Birthday, Dad. I really do love you. I’m glad we get to celebrate over some yummy food tonight. I have greatly enjoyed all of our meaningful conversations and fellowship the past few months. Thanks for teaching me about the joy of working with my children in the yard; how to maintain character in the midst of adversity; taking me on car rides involving Dairy Queen; instructing me on the proper way to wash and wax a car; how to culminate the perfect vacation by petting my dog when I get home; demonstrating the reward of hard work; instilling in me a love of nature, hiking, and taking a good picture; and sharing relaxing moments in front of a peaceful lake.