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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD

Today my Dad would have been 79 years old.

I miss him everyday…but feel him with me in everything I do…

……in the Maine Sunsets… sunset1

…..in Coopers unrelenting WIT and his infectious Smile….

my handsome baby boy!
COOPER

…in Phoebe’s WARMTH and her passion for LIFE!

PHOEBE
PHOEBE

…Tate’s HUGE HEART , and absolute laser-like focus on his goals….

TATE AND CHARLIE
TATE AND CHARLIE

I hear my Dad’s voice,

AS HE encourageS me back to standing UPRIGHT when I feel overwhelmed and exhausted by taking two steps forward and 5 steps back…when I want to just give up…I hear him say…”TOMORROW just might be the day!”….I see his smiling face from the front row of everything I did…and I feel his tight warm HUGS and how very much he loved me and his WONDERFUL life and how NOT once, not even for a second, did he ever give up HIS FIGHT…..

MY DAD WITH TATE AND PHOEBE
MY DAD WITH TATE AND PHOEBE

MY DAD inspires me each day to be my BEST self…even if in THAT moment my best self is simply –  letting someone speak first, or saying “Thanks!” or  TAKING the high road…or Painting a portrait of a GIRAFFE AND A KITTEN…he is always there with me, rooted deeply in my HEART, which often aches and misses having a parent…he is with me always….

dad

…..and I celebrate today the day he was born…..

PHOEBE'S NEWBORN HAND HOLDER HER GRANDFATHERS HAND
PHOEBE’S NEWBORN HAND HOLDER HER GRANDFATHERS HAND

AS a GREAT and GLORIOUS day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

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4 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD

  1. So lovely. What is it about fathers and daughters? Whatever “it” is, you shared and will always share it with your dad…abundantly!

  2. What a lovely tribute Lesli to your Dad. I’m glad I met him although briefly. I know how much you loved him.

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