Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today is a very special day in our family. Today is my Dad's birthday. But not just ANY birthday - today is my Dad's 50th birthday!! Today, we celebrate my Dad and all the amazingness that is about him. Happy Birthday, Dad - I hope it is just as special and fun as you are!

Dad, on your birthday, I want to remind you of a few reasons why I believe I'm the luckiest daughter alive to have such an amazing father:

-- You're a handyman, and man am I ever thankful for that! Whether it's trouble with my car, unsure how to work a power tool, or questions technological/electrical concerns, you always have an answer.

-- We share a passionate love for food. You're my fellow foody, and you understand what it's like to get excited about food and flavours. Some people laugh at me and call it "cute" when I get excited about a food truck or a certain restaurant - but you understand!

-- You know how to make the mood in the room lighter. Your funny faces, smart remarks, hilarious stories, and ridiculous jokes are the highlights of my time at home. Never change!

-- You climbed flights and flights of stairs, scarified your Saturdays off, and drenched yourself in sweat on one of the hottest days of the summer to help me move in and out of my first apartment. I loved that apartment, and without your help I wouldn't have had the chance to live there. Thank you!

-- You love me unconditionally. You support my decisions to move out west, and tell me tales of your days out here. You turned a situation that could have been disastrous to my self esteem and anxiety, and helped me to get excited and see the positives of this move.

-- You make the best big breakfasts in the world - even if I'm not the biggest breakfast eater and can only eat half of my plate full (don't ever take that as an insult to your cooking - my digestive system sucks!)

-- You love me inside and out and for who I am.

Happy Birthday, Dad! Love you, always and forever!


  1. Awww! So wonderful! Happy birthday, Stephen!

  2. Thats a wonderful blog Melissa! Thank you! Love you!