my dad | 60 years

My dad. The kindest most generous person I know. He would take his shirt off for anyone and has the biggest heart. Over the 4th of July weekend he turned the big 60!! My brother, sister and I planned this surprise party for him and it was a success. He had no idea that 60 people were going to be at the bbq he thought he was attending. He was completely shocked and we pulled it off.

The story – my cousin (Shalee Lehning) was drafted this spring into the WNBA (Atlanta Dream). Well, she was playing that evening at 6:30 (my dad watches every game). If they aren’t on TV he watches her on the computer. He wasn’t going to miss the game. As you can see with his T-shirt, he thought he was coming to watch the game and have a bbq with my uncle and brother. My uncle calls him up and invites him over for dinner. My sister in law with her little ones distracts him in the afternoon at the water park with all the grandkids. All of his sisters (4 of them) fly or drive in and all of my moms sisters (3 of them) and her brother (where the party was) arrive throughout the afternoon. We do the same. All of his friends arrive just as the party begins and my dad shows up and is SURPRISED!!

I love you, dad. I love who you are. I love how you take care of everyone. If there is one person I would want to be like when I grow up it’s you. Thank you for all you do and for who you are.

Enjoy! Can you see who I get my good looks from – he is one handsome dude! That is my grandpa in the background – he is 87 and still driving!

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Joy - This is an amazing picture of your dad! I think I have met him and I had lunch with your dad and co. in Atlanta. You have a great family!

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