As my siblings and I grew, we moved away for school or work and were separated by distance. But those of us who were near, always gathered for Dad’s birthday supper and cake. If any of us couldn’t make it home, we always checked in by phone and he anticipated the calls for days. He loved to chat and laugh with family members. In fact, he typically had multiple cakes and meals shared with various friends and extended family.
I miss Dad every day but on his birthday, his loss is especially strong. We’ll toast his name and light a birthday candle for him today.
I was very close to my father, and by all accounts, am very much like him. I made this digital scrapbook page to capture some of the similarities.
Do you have a family member who is very like you – or very different? Challenge yourself today to write a story or do a layout to compare your personalities. You’ll be glad to have the reminder and it will mean a lot to your children or grandchildren as it might help them understand why you (or they) act or look as they do.