"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

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!


Carrie said...

That is so sweet that he surprised you like that, probably when you needed it most. What a sweet dad and grandpa.

Tiffani said...

Thinking of you guys today. No doubt a difficult one. Know that you are loved by so many!

Jessica said...

I hope you're doing okay today. I'll be thinking about all of you.

cassi said...

Thinking about you today! Gavin has influenced so many lives for good!

Shelly said...

Lindsay, I know I don't really know you, but I was thinking of you guys today and hope you did something fun to celebrate Gavin's life. He's a special little boy!