78 years ago today he began his journey.
And while it was tragically cut short, the time he spent with us left a huge impression.
I KNOW the impact he had on my life.
He taught me humor. And forgiveness (still working on that one).
He taught me generosity. Not just physical but emotional.
From watching him I absorbed a strong work ethic. I learned patience. And kindness.
I saw his love for family and country. And made that love a part of who *I* am today.
I have never heard a negative word said about him. And I think that is pretty telling.
So, Happy Birthday Daddy.
I gotta say......I think WE were the lucky ones.