Sunday, 24 January 2010

Joyeux anniversaire à mon papa!

Today is my Dad's 65th Birthday.

I've bought him an Ariel Atom driving experience and some Hotel Chocolat chocolates. Later on this afternoon I'm whisking him and my Mum off to the Malmaison in Liverpool for the night. They deserve a night away and a little bit of decadence. Plus I get to have the house to myself. Hurrah.

I love him for way more than 65 reasons but here are just a few:

1) He always makes me laugh. Always. He's ridiculous and daft and makes up stupid jokes. He drives my Mum crazy and often moves things to make her think she's going mad. He's a complete joker and I adore it.
2) The only times I've ever seen him cry are when family pets have died. He's a big softie at heart but rarely shows it.
3) He loves my Mum more than anything in this world. They've been married almost 40 years and he still holds her hand when they sit on the sofa together.
4) He can fix and mend anything. Seriously, he's the handiest man ever.
5) He never lets me down. Ever. He's been my taxi, my shoulder to cry on, my bank and my removal man more time than I can remember. And I'm so thankful that, although these days I make far fewer demands on him, he'll always help me in any way he can.

Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you xxx


P said...

That's so sweet that your mum and dad still hold hands on the sofa! :)

He sounds like an awesome dude.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

What a lovely tribute you've given your Dad! He sounds like a wonderful man, how lucky you and your mom are to be sharing life's journey with him!

Happy Birthday, Dad! I hope you have a fun, lovely day. It sounds like you truly deserve it!

Jenn said...

Oh this made me go gooey woman! :)
Happy Birthday Mr F!

Helen said...

P - He really is. He's one of the good ones. The best thing about the hand holding is that he pretends he doesn't want. Bless.

AFANM - He is wonderful! And he's had a great day!

Jenn - He's just rung me from the Malmaison all excited because they had such a nice dinner. Aww!

Jenn said...

Awww really glad they had a good time! :)

The Tote Trove said...

This was so sweet and real. Thanks so much for sharing!