Birthdays are the best! Obviously MY birthday is my favourite (ha....if you know me than you know I'm not kidding!! I like to celebrate it for the whole month of June!! ha), but celebrating the birthdays of close friends and family is pretty incredible too!
Life seems to whip by and we don't pause often enough to tell people how special they are or what we love about them. Birthdays provide an opportunity to do that. In my family, during the birthday dinner (which the birthday boy/girl gets to choose) we go around the table and every person says something that they love about the birthday boy/girl! This is honestly my favourite thing!!
Today my dad celebrated his 53rd birthday and there were LOTS of reasons shared about why we love my dad! First, my dad is the most selfless person I know. He consistently puts other people's needs/wants/desires/comfort ahead of his own. Seriously, I don't think I've heard my dad complain more than a couple of times in my WHOLE life- he's incredible! Second, my dad has always made time for our family. He's a really busy person- he works a TON (like I mean A TON), he runs a hockey league, leads a sunday school class, runs youth events and STILL makes time to invest in our lives! I don't know how he does it! Finally, he is an obedient follower of Christ and the fruits of the spirit- love, joy, peace patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control- are evident in his life.
I'm SO proud of my dad. I'm so grateful that I've been able to 'do life' with him for the last 25 years! I hope that 53 is his BEST year yet- filled with new opportunities, adventures and learning!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,