10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Dad On His First Birthday In Heaven
Happiest Birthday Daddy, as we celebrate you this side of Heaven. This year you get to have the biggest party of all. There are so many things I wish I could tell you.
Birthdays are meant to be celebrated and this one is particularly bittersweet for me. Daddy, I miss you like crazy. Sometimes I find myself driving down the road alone and I catch a glimpse of something that reminds me to call you and I realize I can't.
You left us five months ago in such an unexpected way. We knew your time was coming but we had hoped to keep you just a bit longer. Isn't that how things are with the ones you love most? Daddy, I don't feel like I ever got enough time with you here on earth. Certain circumstances didn't allow us much time but the Good Lord made sure I was able to spend your final years with you and for that, I am forever grateful.
The Lord saved you just in time to give you back to me when I started a family of my own. I'll never forget with each one of my babies you always showed up to the hospital and it prided you to take on the job of bringing me my first post-pregnancy meal. I would get so excited because it could be whatever I wanted and the smile on your face was priceless when you came walking through the door. I think it was because you knew you were going to get to hold a sweet bundle of joy in exchange for the food LOL!
Those were the most special moments we shared because most of the time it was just you and me. We would talk and I would get to see you love my children in the most precious way.
Other special memories include the days you made time to take me to lunch when you were in town or you invited us to church on Sunday. I could absolutely not put a price on the laughter the tears and the memories made on those days.
Daddy, thank you for always showing up when I was moving and needed a helping hand. You were always there to help me pack up and carry all owned in the world from one place to another.
I am so grateful Parker and Braden were able to see your very best years before Alzheimer's came and took your mind from us. They were able to truly know who you were and learn about a man named Jesus who saved your soul.
Daddy today when I looked at your phones it took my breath away. Immediate tears ran down my face knowing I won't get to hug your neck today or see you sign "I Love You" as I drive away in my truck when leaving you.
I miss your stories and most of all I miss the phone ringing and hearing you say "Well, Hello Sweetheart, How are you?" or your laugh when I shared something the kids had done.
Today I choose to celebrate you, Daddy. I choose to celebrate your salvation and the assurance of knowing you are resting in Heaven. It's the greatest gift I could have ever been given for your first birthday in Heaven knowing you are celebrating with our Lord and savior.
Daddy, I love you so very much.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU~