Celebrating 90 years of my amazing dad, Homer, will be much different than we had planned.
COVID-19 has swept the world and disrupted and taken many lives.
Due to this pandemic, we will be celebrating my dad’s 90 years of life, from a distance. Perhaps a Zoom birthday party?
Therefore, I’m asking all of you reading this, to email or leave a birthday greeting for him. I will then forward all your wishes on to him.
If you’d like to send him a card, contact me for his mailing address. His birthday is Thursday, April 2, 2020.
However, I’m still hopeful we will get to have the big party/dinner celebration we planned, yet this year in 2020.
Here’s a bit about my dad, Homer.
First, he’s fun, lighthearted and makes me laugh a lot.
Dad is like a magnet with people. His energy, love, compassion and friendly ways with everyone he meets, is the magnet.
Similarly, his sense of humor is carried out into his life every day.
From the time I was a little girl, I remember the love my mom and dad had for each other. My siblings and I would all giggle each day when he got home from working as a carpenter and swoop my mom into his arms for a big kiss!
Because my dad didn’t want my mom to work outside of the home, to make ends meet with 5 kids, he’d come home after working all day, eat dinner and then leave again to work until late at night.
After that, he’d turn around and do this for 5 more days. Only he never worked on Sundays. This was the day we went to church, had Sunday dinner/lunch and visited with extended family.
He was always a fantastic listener and still is today. I always feel like Dad really cares about me and what I have to say. Hence, I’ve always felt like I matter greatly to him.
Above all, my parents taught all of us great values by their example. Their faith and being of service is something that has come naturally to my parents. They remain a big part of their church, making a difference in many lives.
Another attribute that has been very visible since my Mom, was diagnosed with cancer last October, is great compassion. He’s done a wonderful job helping my mom and caring for her.
Finally, his strength and deep love for his wife of 69 years, was a bright light to my mom and for all to see.
Thankfully, my mom is now cancer free. And during this time of this pandemic, my parents are now living in their summer home near the water.
They can get out and walk and ride in the golf cart when weather permits.
Even though my dad is reaching 90 years of life, he still seems like he’s much younger.
Consequently, being at their summer home, allows dad the opportunity to go to the dock and fish! As you can see in the photo above, fishing is one of my dad’s passions.
You and Mom are the center of our very large family, Dad. We are all so very grateful you are doing well, healthy and staying as busy as you’re able to.
Most of all, we are blessed to have each other, and I love you Dad, more than I can express. I know you know how much I love you.
Thank you for being the most amazing example of what a loving, caring, Godly man is to me, all my siblings, all your grandchildren and great grandchildren, to Mom and everyone you meet!
With all my love and appreciation,
Here’s an interesting site about celebrating a person’s 90th birthday: