Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad!

You have surprised everybody and made it to your 88th birthday. Even though you aren't aware of it, and perhaps don't even remember what a birthday is, congratulations!

You may not know who we are, but you seem to sense we are people to whom you can still say, "I love you." And we are grateful that we can still see in you some of the same beloved mannerisms, ways of putting things, and especially, the same, wry sense of humor.

Watching you has also removed from me the fear of dementia; I see it causes you no great suffering, if any.

Mom says she has bought you some balloons. Maybe seeing them will remind you from time to time that today is your very special day. May it be a good one for you!


Tony said...

Wish your father my own happy birthday wishes.

Just Mairs said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! He shares his day with our John Michael who is 83 years younger than your dad! Would he like to come over for ice cream cake?

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

A very happy birthday to your Dad, Anastasia !
God bless him !

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your father!