Happy Birthday Dad: 2021

My Dad had a wacky sense of humour, and he was one of the best.
He was always there for me, and even if I did something daft (like move in with a guy and his two kids for nearly 8 years), when things went belly up, he never said I told you so.

He would have been 92 today, but will always be 67 as he was the year he died. I have visions of him and my Mum, plus FIL, sitting there on Cloud Whatever watching over us with a glass of homebrew, a slice of one of Mum’s best pies, and a lot of laughter.

Sadly I don’t have that many pictures of him, and this one is cropped from one in the collage my niece put together for Mum’s funeral three years ago. I think it was taken outside the registry office at my other niece’s first wedding in 1995.

This is for you Dad. Happy Birthday ❤ ❤ ❤

The candle burns making the spinner spin,
Light dances and dazzles overhead,
I can almost hear your laughing voice,
And still feel the happiness you spread.
So many years, but remembered still
Dad, you were one of the best,
Always there, and yet still are
With each beat of my heart in my breast.
With Mum by your side, together again,
The way it was meant to be,
The love you both unselfishly gave,
Will always be a part of me.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Happy Birthday Dad: 2021

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    What a wonderful photo of your parents!! His sense of humour and zest for life really shows in this photo. Happy Birthday to your oh so dapper dad! ❤️

  2. douryeh says:

    Loved this 💛☕ Great memories 💛

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful poem to your Dad 🤗💜

  4. murisopsis says:

    Sounds a lot like my dad… I have happy memories and I’m so glad you have wonderful memories too! They are never really gone as they live on in our hearts, minds, and DNA!

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