My Dad at 69

Last  January 16, 2011, my Dad had turned 69 years old.  Me and my sisters planned a week ago about giving him a surprise birthday bash.  A simple yet memorable birthday celebration for our father. We all came to our parents’ house before lunch bringing potluck foods to feast on, cake, ice cream, “pansit”, different viands, with wine and brandy to complete the gala.


My Dad, a loving and responsible husband and father is a man with dignity.  He is a jack of all trade.  He taught us simple house repairs when we were still young, like replacing a busted lamp, changing a leaking faucet and many more. He is the one who taught us how to iron clothes the proper way. He managed to endure the hardships in working abroad to let us finish our studies. He is a hands-on Dad not only to us his daughters but also to his grandchildren.  Every time, any of us gives birth, he and my mom are always present.  He is the first one we will call on, if there’s something that needs to be fixed in our homes. He’s always there for us, just a call away.
My Dad

Everyone is in a festive mood, our children were very happy to see each other again.  Due to tight schedules, we seldom have this get together, so once we see each other, we are really very noisy ahaha. 
from left: My sisters Econ,Cecille, Mom, Dad, Me and sister Tess
Dad and Mom with all of their grandchildren

My dad can’t fight back the tears, because he is not expecting anything for his day, he is very very happy and so are we. 

A repeat, or I should say the celebration will continue on January 27, 2011 wherein my Mom now is the celebrant, so another article is coming up dedicated for my Mom J

I pray for my Dad’s good health, strong mind and body and long life.  If you Dad will happen to read this, always remember that we are always  here for you, Thank you for being a great father, for being always there for us.  I love you Daddy!  Happy Birthday!



Lovingly written by Joy












15 comments:

blankPixels said...

Awww... my mother's birthday is also on the 27th!! Whattt!?! Hehehe.

I wish I can say the same things about my dad, but anyway, this is a happy post. Hehehe.

Just reading this post fills my heart with glee. I love celebrations like that.

I wish your dad good health, too, and long life so he can still meet his grandchildren's kids.

I wish we have a family that big. :)

Joy said...

Happy to know our mothers were born on the same date, we're really sisters hihi

thank you sis Mhel for your wishes for my Dad, he's a walking time bomb because of his high blood pressure, he's been taking medicines for years now for his maintainance.

well, all you need is to bear plenty of children to have a big family lol, kidding aside it is great to have a big family ;)

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your DAD!

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jared's mum said...

happy birthday to your dad, i wish him good health and a longer life to enjoy with all his grandchildren...this post makes me miss my papa..he would've been 76 on his next birthday...

Joy said...

Thanks sis Willa :)*hugs*

Jared's mum, sis many thanks for the greetings and wishes :)

Hazel said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!

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Joy said...

thank you sis Hazel :)

anne said...

This post made me cry, wahhh I miss my Dad! You are so lucky Visiting you here through Bloggers Exchange

Joy said...

Hi Anne! so lucky indeed that I still have my parents around, that is why as much as possible we let them feel that they are so much loved by us :)

thanks for visiting! see you around!

imriz said...

belated happy bday 2 ur dad. wished him good health, so is ur mom.
it always made me cry reading articles about their parents...my mom passed away in 2002, then my father last november...

Joy said...

My condolences to your father Imriz.

thanks for your wishes sis! i followed you through TBE :)

Phoebe said...

my dad just turned 55 last January 1 and we were not able to celebrate it with him because we are here in Baguio and he is in Bulacan. :)

Mommy joy, 1mbps internet,telephone and watchpad kaya 1k sa internet tas P600 sa telephone. :) pero nung first month namen may binayaran kameng 300+ ewan saan nanggaling ynu. E-vat daw. ewan. :)

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Joy said...

Hello Mommy Phoebe! bata pa pala Dad mo. Don't worry kahit di nya birthday you can visit him sometime and bond with him :)

yan siguro 300+ para sa first payment lang, the next bill meron din e-vat pero hindi na ganyan kalaki. sa akin plan 999 dsl + tel na 600+ and landline plus, laging 1800+ monthly bill ko. i am planning to upgrade my dsl pero pinag iisipan ko pa kasi additional expense yun monthly hehe

Joy said...

Hello Mommy Phoebe! bata pa pala Dad mo. Don't worry kahit di nya birthday you can visit him sometime and bond with him :)

yan siguro 300+ para sa first payment lang, the next bill meron din e-vat pero hindi na ganyan kalaki. sa akin plan 999 dsl + tel na 600+ and landline plus, laging 1800+ monthly bill ko. i am planning to upgrade my dsl pero pinag iisipan ko pa kasi additional expense yun monthly hehe

anne said...

This post made me cry, wahhh I miss my Dad! You are so lucky Visiting you here through Bloggers Exchange

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