I won't say how old my dad turned today . . . WHAT?! 50?! It was really fun to get together as a family (except my sis Becca who is at college) and have a party for him.
Honestly, my dad has to be one of the coolest people I know. He has always known what was best for me and encouraged me to become an independent and self reliant individual. Through his example I have learned how to work hard, serve well and love. He has been such a strong foundation for me as I have grown up and has always been there with direction and a love when I need him.
But one of my very favorite things about my father is how much he loves Gavin and this new baby. One day when I was sitting by Gavin's bed at PCMC Grandpa Dave just appeared around the corner. Apparently he couldn't stand being away from Gavin and he took the first plane to SLC that morning. I still remember watching my dad play with Gavin that day - Gavin was so awake and responsive. I am sure he was able to feel how much his Grandpa Dave loves him.
So, Happy Birthday Dad and thanks for being the greatest dad and grandpa!