Today would have been Dad’s 70th birthday on earth. A day I’d been thinking about for a few years – we need to plan something kind of thoughts. We – Mom and my sisters and I – totally would have been planning it earlier this year had he still been here. 70 years young! He was so close.
It’ll be two whole years without him here, come December. How have I made it through? I’ve seen great accomplishments and been through some tough and uncertain times without Dad here to see it or support me. In all these things, it feels like there’s this void, this hole that just hasn’t and will never be filled.
Today, I’ve taken the day off from work, like I did last year, and I’ve paid off my car 2 years early – went first thing and got it done. “I knew you could do it kid when you set your mind to it,” I know he’d say. And I know he’d add “I’m proud of you,” like he always did.
Spending time with Dad today in a different way.
Today, I went by his grave to say Happy Birthday.
If Dad was here…
He would play golf… then go play golf with his group on Wednesday nights. We would have scheduled a day/time to go eat dinner around his golf schedule, ya know. He would have had a great day – although it’s a pretty hot day out today.
That 70th surprise party (that I’m sure he would have known was coming) would have been last Saturday or this coming Saturday… again, we’d work it into his golf schedule with all of his buddies in on it! Haha
He would have been enjoying his retirement, for sure. ❤️
I don’t know if there’s birthdays in Heaven – I don’t think it would make much sense, considering the time difference, haha. But I hope that today Dad is having a great time anyway.
If there’s a party in Heaven, it’s for Dad. Happy 70th, Scooter. ❤️