Happy Birthday Dad

Today would have been my father’s 83rd birthday.  He died so quickly at the age of 78.  He was diagnosed with cancer and 5 weeks later he was gone.  It was so much to take in and I still miss him so much.

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“The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life.”—President Thomas S. Monson, “Sailing Safely the Seas of Life”

A Beacon in the Night  “Imagine yourself as the keeper of a lighthouse. It is nighttime and the sky is black. The wind is cold and strong with the scent of rain. Waves crash against the shore. You know that off in the distance there is one ship, maybe more, searching for the safety of your harbor. They need your bright light as they steer through treacherous waters. The beam from your beacon will guide them safely home.”

The lighthouse holds a special place in my heart.  It reminds me to follow its very specific pharos and exacting beam.  I hope I can continue to follow that light by living righteously.  My reward for doing so will be spending time with my family forever.  Families Are Forever!

Happy Birthday Dad!

I will continue to follow that beacon that blazes from the lighthouse of life.

This is a photo of my mom and dad on their wedding day.Mom Dad wedding photo

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Dad

    • Thank you Julie, I know that your Dad’s birthday will be celebrated this month as well. They are gone for a short time but they will never be forgotten. Happy Birthday to your Dad as well.

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