Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy 89th Daddy!

I am truly blessed to still have you in my life.

You've taken care of me, taught me right from wrong and given me the example of what a real man is. 

Serving his community
Kind friend
Loving husband
Devoted father and grandfather

You taught me that I could be anything and that I deserved the best. 
Thank you. I've finally found a man that lives up to the standard you set.

I love you... always.


Kay said...

So sweet! Happy birthday to your dad!

What a blesssing!

Lu' said...

Happy Birthday indeed to you Dad and Chicklet's Grand Pa. Wonderful pictures just wonderful.

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your dad.

Akelamalu said...

Happy Birthday to your dead Dad and may he be with you for a long time. Some Dad's are really special like yours and mine. xx

Turnbaby said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Jay said...

Happy Birthday to Anndi's dad!

Travis said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Charles Gramlich said...

Great photos. Happy birthday to your dad

Brian o vretanos said...

Happy Birthday, Anndi's dad!

Ron said...



LOOOOVE the pictorial Anndi!

That last shot is so precious.

Love to you and your Dad!


Desert Songbird said...

Wonderful, precious photos. I hope you get at least a few more birthdays with him.

nitebyrd said...

What a heartfelt, beautiful tribute to your dad.

Happy Mother's Day, Hun.

Mimi Lenox said...

Happy Birthday to your awesome Dad!
What a beautiful tribute this is.
I especially love the pic of the three of you together.

Hugs to you and Happy Mother's Day, my friend.

Rainbow said...

a "late" Happy Birthday to your Dad! Great pics! Hugs, Honey!

Slyde said...

awww, so cute.

89 years young! congrats to him!

TopChamp said...

happy birthday to your dad! I love your pics. Hope you're doing ok.

CrystalChick said...

I think I wished your Dad a happy birthday on Facebook, but I totally missed out on all the cool pictures here!!!

coopernicus said...

Thanx for sharing all the memories...a great tribute to your Dad!

amynoroom said...

I love looking at these photos of you and your Dad. What wonderful memories.

Anndi said...

Thank you all... I was blessed with one more birthday with Daddy.

bulletholes said...

I just ran across your link from a post I did 2 years ago. i just want you to know that my dad's birthday is May 8th as well, and i can only imagine what it must have been klike when he was in Europe in WWII and Germany surrendered.
I lost Dad in 1987, and am sorry to hear of your loss as well.