Papa, we wanted to give you a big hug on your birthday, but we are just too many miles away. So a video blog is the next best way for us to show you how much we love you. Watch our little video and imagine little arms and hands hugging your big Papa body.
We also have a few things to say that we couldn’t fit into the video...
Parker: "Papa, I love the way you give us treats and that good stuff. I'm really happy that you do that. But what I love the most is the way you tease me because it adds fun into my life. I hope that you will have a fun birthday without me, but still this video will feel like I'm right there with you. Bye, bye, Papa. I LOVE YOU!"
Grace: "Have a happy birthday and a great day and have a good school for a while and stuff. What I love most about you is that you are fun to play with and you make me happy. I like the toys you make for me and how you always want me to be happy. You are a hard worker, especially for me. I love you tons and tons and tons!"
Kate: "Apa, Looooove you … treat … snack … yummy! Happy day … burp (he-he)!”
Wing: “Hey pops, I’m going to remember antelope hunting with you and Parker for a long time. I don’t know if spotting the coyote, badgers and antelope will come first, or Parker poking out his BB gun to rescue the antelope anchored with sagebrush. Hmmm…. probably the 20 times you had to “go” in 100 yards! Grin. Love You gramps.”
Melissa: “Dad, there is not a day that goes by without me thinking of you. You amaze me in so many ways. The way you work for and care for your family touches all around you. Thank you for being such a powerful example of love, compassion, endurance and sometimes patience. It is comforting to know that you will always be there for me and support me in your loving way during even the most hard of times. I will always love you. Thank you for being my Dad. Please take good care of yourself so we can continue to build more and more memories together.”