Friday, November 25, 2011

sixty-seven years good

it's my dad's sixty-seventh birthday on sunday and we are going to be in las vegas to celebrate with him. it's hard to think what to get someone who has had such a profound impact on my life. golf balls? hardly. so i was looking through old photos because i'm going to make him something from pinhole press and came across these from a trip we took six months ago to seattle.
































































he took elodie and i to a beautiful park and we had a great time feeding the ducks, playing on the playground, blowing bubbles, just being together. it brings me so much happiness to see him and my stepmom with elodie. they care so much for her and she, in turn, feels at ease and loved. i guess the greatest present i could give him would be for him to know how very blessed i feel to have him in my life.

dad, you make me laugh. you encourage adventure. you tell the silliest (longest) anecdotes and i love rolling my eyes and looking at mary when the next one is coming along. you let us eat ice cream. you believe in me even though i have always walked an unproven path. i look back on all of our times together and hope for more, more, more. i enjoy your company and at the end of the day, that's all i wish for my future with elodie. i love you.

7 comments:

  1. so beautifully said, both in the words and the pictures. happy birthday to your dad!

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  2. awww, this is so sweet! daddies are so special; i lost mine when i was 16, and will always treasure those long afternoons full of sweet "nothing" moments... enjoy yours! xo

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  3. This is so beautiful! This made me think of my dad, and how lucky I feel to have him. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful post. Have fun in Vegas and happy birthday to your dad!

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  5. Lovely. Like you, I'm a huge daddy's girl. He'll LOVE your gift! Those photographs are so great. xo.

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  6. This melts my heart. I lost my dad before he could meet my son & I miss him daily. Happy birthday to yours! I hope it was wonderful!

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  7. What a creative idea for a birthday gift, and such a wonderful way to capture so many years of memories.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

    Rachel
    www.rachelpapers.com

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