My dad just celebrated a milestone birthday last weekend the 20 August 2016: The big 7-0. This was such a fun birthday dinner party, as it was a reason for my sister- Joanne, uncles, aunts ,nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to come from afar and near to celebrate together. Great family memories were made, lots of yummy-li-ous food and drinks were served and eaten, and there were plenty of laughter and joy!
One of the best things about family is the connection we have, not just through our ‘blood ties’ but through our hearts. Even if we don’t have an opportunity to speak every day, every week or every month- when we do come together, it’s as if we were never apart.
To be perfectly honest, I often wonder where I would be today, were it not for the ‘anchors of steel’ with which my father and mother fortified my sister and me when we were growing up. My father and mother accomplished this not merely by talking the talk, but by walking the walk- It was what they showed us in their actions;attitude and behaviour that made those powerful and indelible impressions on us, and paved the paths for us to become the adults, parents, leaders, runners- we are today!
We are truly blessed! Happy 70th Birthday, Daddy!