Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad

It's my dad's birthday today. In honor of all sixty-three candles on his cake, I thought I would give ten reasons why I love my father.

1. I grew up hearing (and still hear), "I love you Joey, I'm so proud of you honey."

2. He has a good sense of humor. (But please don't ask him to tell a joke.)

3. My memories of growing up are very good ones.

4. He blessed his family with his hard work and love of God and country. (He is a former U.S. Marine and Viet Nam vet)

5. He loves Jesus with ALL his heart and is one of my greatest prayer warriors.

6. He only made a few angry comments about my buying a foreign car when I was a teenager.

7. He loved my mother.

8. He genetically passed down his love of writing and his love of peanut butter.

9. He gave me his bossy...Ahem, I mean his leadership traits.

10. He taught me to never ever give up.

On your birthday today Dad, I want you to know that I am grateful that God gave me to you.

I love you pop.


Mari said...

He sounds like a wonderful man, He must be - he raised you! Happy Birthday to your Dad!

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a wonderful tribute Joanne! He sounds like a wonderful father! Happy Birthday to your Dad!!!

Heather of the EO said...

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Ha! I just realized I'm eating peanut butter and writing as we speak/type. My Dad loves peanut butter too :)

Anonymous said...

Happy B-day George!
Lovely, Jo, just a lovely post!~C

Aspiemom said...

That's so sweet! Happy birthday to your dad, who is very good-looking at 63, btw!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Merry Christmas!

I invite you to join us on our year-long journey, as we read the Bible in 2009.


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Beth in NC said...

That is so sweet! I love the picture and you are so blessed to have heard that your Dad is proud of you. I can't imagine!

(Happy birthday to your Dad!)


momstheword said...

What a tribute to your precious dad. I am so glad that you have him with you and that you are treasuring him.

I miss my dad very much but I know that I will see him again someday. Right now he's probably talking the Lord's ear off!

Growin' with it! said...

heather cracks me up...i was eating a nutter butter wafer too. hmm peanut butter. makes us all happy don't you think? and i love how he nick named you joey. so sweet and endearing!

Anonymous said...

What a special relationship you have with your dad :)

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Aha, so that's where you get it! Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man and a tremendous blessing to you and your family! Happy Birthday Joanne's Dad!

Angie said...

Joanne---I just gotta tell you...this post is good. YOU are one blessed young woman...(well, except for that darn Paul dude who doesn't believe in Santa Claus...ahem---I mean bloggity friends)---wish your Dad a happy birthday from the South---where sweet tea always goes well with Red Velvet Cake!
I love you girl!
Did you get my DVD???HAve you watched it??? It is proof positive that there are friends in blogland!
(Just don't let him point and laugh at my accent)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Happy birthday, Joanne's dad. Thank you for giving her a rich heritage. Thank you for your service to our country and for your service in God's kingdom agenda. Truly, your life has walked its witness and lives on in the life of your daughter and the generation now blooming under her guard and watch.

Keep to it, man of God. You are needed in our midst.


SharonB said...

Oh how blessed you are indeed!

You were and are beautiful!!


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