Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Today would have been
my Dad's birthday
he would have been 82
he passed in 2001

Love you, and miss you Dad


  1. How pawsome that you had a great father-daughter connection - not everyone does. Purrs and good thoughts to you today!

  2. Dear Caren,
    This is going to be stupid question " Is that YOU ?? " , So cute !!! and this is so sweet post ever !
    Happy Birthday to your lovely Daddy !!!!!
    Big Hugs to you

  3. Wishing you a day filled with warm memories and love! ((Hugs))

  4. Awwww, happy birthday to your dad. We all have our memories and nobody can ever taken them away :)xxxx

  5. I don't know what to say. Happy Birthday doesn't sound right. I hope you're not too sad today.

  6. Aunty Caren,
    (((((HUGS)))) purr...meow!

  7. Ah, how touching this is. You were and still are daddy's little girl...

    My mother's birthday would have been last week. I lost her in 2000. Has time been really weird for you? in that there are times it seems like yesterday since you saw him and others when it feels like ages and ages? But their birthdays are still special to commemorate and I love how you did it this year for your father.

  8. What an adorable photo. I'm sorry that you lost your father. I am a Daddy's girl as well. I lost my father in 1993. You just can never have them long enough can you? Happy Birthday to your Dad.

  9. @Sparkle thanks, yep I was very lucky, I understand because sadly I didn't with my mother.

    @your fellow traveler, I am so sorry for your loss as well. No, you never can "have them long enough"((((hugs))))

    @Lydia I am so sorry for the loss of your mother ((((hugs)))) Yes, that is so true about the time. There are times I feel like I am going to pick up the phone and call him and then I have to tell myself he isn't here. Other times it seems like it has been forever. It is so strange, I know you understand and I am so sorry. His birthday was always special to me, I can't ignore it. Thank you ((((hugs))))

    @cat from sydney, thank you!

    @Au and Target, Happy Birthday is ok! It is a day to acknowledge him! Thank you! xoxoxo

    @Princess Jasmine thank you and that is so true! xoxoxo

    @Kim thank you! ((((hugs))))

    @Mr Puddy yep that would be ME! lol!! Can't ya tell by the chubbiness? lol! Thank you Puddy!!! Love ya!

  10. What a sweet photo Caren. A nice looking man. My Dads been gone 23 years and was also 72 when he passed away.

  11. What a beautiful tribute to your dad Caren. And, what a cutie you were/are. he he - wonderful picture.

  12. Oh wow!! What a gorgeous pic of you and your dad - how lovely! Happy birthday to your dad and what a wonderful tribute to him! Take care

  13. Oh Caren... you were such a cutie pie... I know how hard today is... But, know your dad is smiling down at you...hugs

  14. Sending you love and hugs and purrs today, as you remember your dad. We hope good memories bring you joy.

  15. I know you miss your Dad very much, but I love how strong your memory and love of him stays in your heart. A toast to your Dad on this special day... he would be very proud of you as his daughther. Happy Birthday Dad!

  16. Happy Birthday to your Dad Caren. I am sorry that you lost him so early in life. I am sure he is looking down on you with a smile on his face!

    You look adorable in that picture!!

  17. Your Dad would have loved your post in his honour on his birthday today - we know he will be smiling down at you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  18. I felt some tears, speaking as Admiral's mom. I loved my dad and he we kids. I miss him to this second.

    HUGS to you.

  19. Such wonderful memories. Purrs and hugs from all of us.

  20. Aww, it's sweet little Caren! How adorable are you!
    What a wonderful tribute to your father.

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!

    Sending hugs and love to you today. xo

  21. Cute. Mom has great memories too of her pops and mom
    Benny & Lily

  22. I love photos like that. It really is a great one! Happy Birthday to you Dad, it's always a day to remember him even if he's not here.


  23. Life is like a journey, taken on a train
    With a pair of travellers at each windowpane.
    I may sit beside you all the journey through,
    Or I may sit elsewhere, never knowing you.
    But if fate should make me sit by your side,
    Let's be pleasant travellers; it's so short a ride.

  24. thanks so much everyone for your kind sentiments. I have been gone the entire day and just got home so I am sorry I am not replying to everyone individually.

    Nellie, that poem is BEAUTIFUL, thanks so much for sharing...

    THANK YOU ALL! It is a gorgeous Fall day here in Michigan today, sunny 70s, just perfect, a perfect day in honor of my Dad. Thanks ALL OF YOU! xoxoxo

  25. Big hugs to ya on this special day for your dad. How nice to remember him with the Lion King. That is so nice. Take care.

  26. If our furbabies leave paw prints on our hearts, our fathers must leave warm, safe hugs around them. :)

    Even though I lost my father back in 1998, not a day has gone by without my thinking of him... and smiling. xoxo

  27. Love to you today. My grandpa just passed away so we understand how you feel. There is nothing like the love between a father and daughter.

  28. @Athena I am so sorry ((((hugs))))) that is sooo true!

    @GlamKitty, I love that sentiment xoxoxo

    @Marg thank you and hugs back at ya!

  29. Hello! I am sorry that You lost Your Dad! Beautiful post!

  30. Aw...look at that cute picture. Happy birthday to your dad.