Today is my dad's 79th Birthday! I met my parents today to celebrate over lunch. I work down the street from a wonderful Mexican Restaurant. After we ate our lunch, I told our server to bring us a small dip of fried ice cream with 3 spoons and that we were celebrating his Birthday, So 4 of the men servers came with horns in their hands and blew them right in my dads ear and I thought he was going to have a heart attack. He wasn't expecting that, but loved the attention. As we were walking out of the restaurant he passed a table of about 10 people and had to make sure they knew it was his birthday.
My dad has always loved his Birthday and if he could he would make it a National Holiday. He loves to spend the day answering the phone at the many calls from all over from friends and family sending wishes.
I do count my blessings to still have him around. It saddens me to see both he and my mom age as they walk with a cane or ride in motorized shopping carts. It's part of the aging thing and it stinks!
Happy Birthday Dad...Love you.