It's my Dad's birthday today! He is 76!
I love YOU, Dad! We love YOU, Grandpa!!
These pics were taken a few years ago. The pics we take of him now, he has a blank stare, showing his disoriented look. So I prefer to remember and think of Dad as remembering us..
Dad is not really knowing us these days.
I called him at the Nursing Home to wish him a Happy Birthday and he didn't know it was his birthday. But when I told him, he said, "I am getting to be an old buck! Voy Gogh Gee Ah...In Finnish, that means something like, WOW!
I love my Dad and will cherish the time I have with him. Even if he doesn't know me, he knows that someone loves him and hugs him and spends time with him. I am focusing on the memories and reminding him of them, even if he only knows about the past for the moment I tell him.
Be sure to call your Dad, your Mom...your loved ones today...Enjoy them while you have them!