We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…

To say Happy Birthday to my Dad. He turns 90 years old today.

Me and Dad dancing

Me and Dad Boating

Me and Dad talking

Me & Dad

Just Dad

You would not believe how many words are churning around inside me, wishing to fill up this screen. I could tell you a zillion stories about my dad. Really, a zillion. But if I did that, I’d be here for days and I still need to call him and then turn my attention to this young adult short story cycle I am writing. Here’s what you need to know about my dad: The best parts of me come from him. My blue eyes, my love of good friends, music, dancing and my absolute certainty that smiling makes the day better.

You danced me off to bed when I was small. You gave me advice when I got tall. You answered the phone no matter how late I called. You were big and strong, my everything, my all. I love you Dad. Happy Birthday.

Quotable Tuesday will return next week.

8 Responses to “We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…”

  1. Jack Ridley

    Hey, check out those cute dimples you both share!! And better yet , I bet if we all knew him, we would see that he, too, shares your same sweet heart.

    I hope this is a wonderful, wonderful day for him, for you, for your sisters and for your whole family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY INDEED!!!