Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad........ and Thanks for the Medicine




.......We had a little get together last night for Dad..... Seems that Monday night no one could be here... Life is too fast....PE and Alpha and Mom and Dad and then myself and Dennis...... We had pizza and cake....... Root beer...... Dad did not want a party..... He just gets too nervous around too many people anymore....... I wanted to have big party with streamers and confetti and such, but I guess at some time in life you just want to slow down........

............ We have a sister in Tulsa that works nights and could not be here..... Grand children are scattered around and the one grandchild that could have been here was home very sick.......... soooooooooo we ate cake and did enjoy that pizza and talked with Mom and Dad and laughed..........

........ Tomorrow is his birthday and he will be 90...... He has the best sense of humor and my older brother PE and I inherited that........ mine is sometimes to a fault..... and we will not even talk about PE's........... he and I were sent away from the table so many times when we were growing up I cannot even begin to count the times... and church......... that is another story......

...Seems I was always sitting by Grandma and something would happen that would set me and PE off we would begin to laugh... grand mom would pinch the fire out of me and that would just cause me to get worse......... Dad usually was sitting in the choir and we dare not look at him....... You could see his shoulders shaking and there we would be...... out the back door or in mucho trouble when we got out of the church........ those were the days growing up with Dad...

... I am so thankful for that sense of humor, it has got me through some really bad times in my life..... the word of God tells us that laughter is good medicine and that is the truth........ I think it has saved my life on many occasions...........

.... He still enjoys laughter and has maintained that wonderful sense of humor....... we do have to remind him on occasions that life just happens and he needs to remember to laugh...... He did go through some dry times last year after his cancer surgery but he is much better in the past few months.....

.....I appreciate him as a father but much more I appreciate that he passed down his gift of laughter....... PE and I are still a tough act to follow and anyone will tell you that when you get the two of us together there is trouble coming........ My husband Dennis and PE's wife Alpha just know what to expect.......... and they just let us roll.........

........ I love to laugh, I love my Dad and the gift he gave me........... I love that he is 90 and still in pretty good health and living in my back yard.......... I love that I can walk across my back yard and share the laughter that has been such a big part of his life and is alive and well in my life... I hope that the laughter continues for many more years...................

............ We had pizza and chocolate cake and we laughed.............

Happy Birthday Dad


7 comments:

Edge of Design said...

Laughter IS an awesome medicine. I am so glad you enjoyed celebrating the evening with your dad. I can understand why you'd want streamers and confetti. From what I've come to know of him over these few blogs, he is a gentle soul with a Jesus-like love. Few and far between these days.

Sandra said...

That sounds like a wonderful time.

SharonB said...

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Mary said...

Denise,

Your father is so awesome! I love him dearly. He makes me smile everyday when I visit his blog.

Thank you for sharing him with us and teaching him how to blog. Now I need to go over and wish him a Happy Birthday.

Blessings and love,
Mary

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad.
I love that one-he is using a computer at his age and two that he is blogging. How cool is that.
I am glad that you have a good relationship with him and that laughter is a big part of it.

Edge of Design said...

Hello Denise? You doing alright? I hope to see a new blog from you. Hopefully today?

Old Folks Blog said...

What a beautiful post.I really did not know that I had that much effect on you with my sence of humor and my laughter.
I do admit that when you and PE are together,there is no stopping you,but I would not have it anyother way.
I remember Alpha and Dennis,really kind of quiet people and kind of layed back a little,but after being around you and PE really brought the worst out of them,but it is all in fun and I am so blessed to have children like that.We do have a ball when we are together and it is fun. Dennis is no longer shocked at what goes on and he and Alpha are right in the middle of things,we really have a ball I love them with all my heart.
My mother had a great sence of humer,so thats where it all got started.
Thanks for all the good times we had and hope to continue on through the years to come.
Laugh and the world laughs with you,
Cry and you cry alone.
God bless