Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today would have been my father’s birthday.  He’s been gone more than thirteen years now, but I still miss him.

I miss him especially when I notice that I am becoming him, in small ways — what I like to eat, the way I sit, some speech patterns, some mannerisms.  I am sure that neither he nor I would ever have believed we would converge in this way; we lived so very different lives.

He was always there for me, no matter how much he disagreed with things I’d said or done.  He was always there.

Happy birthday, Dad!

One Response to Happy Birthday, Dad!

  1. Anonymous says:

    And I hope you continue to miss him until the day you die; as long as you remember him, he lives in your memories. My brothers and I cherish the memories of our mother and father.

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