Monday, May 29, 2006

Note from my Dad

Today is my dad's birthday.

Last week, I sent him a birthday card and a couple of pictures of the husband and I. I made sure the card was in Spanish, so there wouldn't be any confusion as to what the message was. It was a silly Hallmark card and thanked him for his patience with me since the day I was born.

On Friday, I received a note from him, which is strange, since my father doesn't ever write.

In it, he wrote:

Dear Daughter,

You say in your birthday card that you are grateful for the patience I had with you since the day you were born.

I just wanted to let you know that you and your sister were the greatest gift God ever gave your mother and I. The two of you were the biggest inspiration for your mother and I to work hard in our lives.

A million thanks.

We love you very much.

Dad and Mom

In my 31 years, I have never received anything like that from my father. It is among one of my most cherished possesions - just a simple card, handwritten by my dad, and sent to me on his birthday.

Happy birthday, Dad!


Anonymous said...

Your father is a very special man! Cherish every time you talk to him or see because in the long run, those memories will mean the most! Jacky

acb said...

Man. That rocks.

Amy said...

That made my cry, and I don't think I can even blame it on PMS.

Annie said...

All - I have received comments about this post via email, and everytime I come back to reread the post, I get teary eyed. It really is an awesome note and I have it in my jewelry box, along with 'love letters' from the husband. In the last few days, I have changed my earrings four times, just to see the note again. Does that make me a sap?