Simple Yet Memorable

Last Friday was the 70th birthday of my father.  As what he wants we had a simple celebration.  We invited our relatives and some of his closest friends.  The father does not want an extravagant celebration for the reason that he is too old for that.  The celebration is a simple dinner yet memorable to the celebrant because of the invited visitors to celebrate with us.  I must say that his closest friends made his day extra special.  I thank them for coming even if the weather is not cooperating.  The heavy rain did not stop you from coming.  Your presence is very much appreciated.  Thank you very much!!!

Another year has added to my father’s life.  I wish him good health, long live and more years to come.  I thank God for this blessings.  I thank God for always protecting my father from harm and for giving us a father like him.  He is not a perfect father but I would not ask for a better father if given the chance to choose.  To us, he is the perfect father.  He raise us well and provides what we need with the absence of my mother.  Happy birthday to my father and God bless you always!!!

Planning for father’s 70th birthday

My father will turn 70 on April.  We are planning to give him a nice birthday party.  Actually it is my SIL’s idea.  She wants the special day of our father a memorable and an event that my father will treasure.  She wanted to surprise my father about the birthday.  She is asking of my idea, however, I cannot give her anything since I haven’t plan an event like that.  I just told her to do the same when they were celebrating the 60th birthday of her mother.  It is really a nice idea.  How nice of her of the that thought.

We talked about the plan already, the first would be the flow of the  program at the party.  Who will be our invited guests, the motif if there is any, printed t-shirt with father’s name on it, invited relatives, and friend of father.  When everything is finalize we will then of the perfect venue of the father’s birthday party.  We have lots of places on our list like overnight at the pool, since my father likes to celebrate his birthday at the pool with the family, dinner at the function hall near the village, day tour at the beach, or simple dinner at home.  But since father will turn 70, we want it to be special, and to surprise him.  We have enough time to finalized everything, hopefully we pick the perfect venue for the big event of my father’s life.

His 69th Birthday

My father celebrates his 69th birthday five days ago.  This is a bit late but I want to share still the little celebration we had during the 69th birthday of my father.  The plan of the sister to go out have dinner outside was not push through because the brother does not like the idea.  To him, going outside with kids is tiring and trouble.LOL!  Trouble because the kids would surely running here and there.  We will not be able to concentrate.  And the brother has a point.  We can do it when the little ones grow a bit older, the right age to enjoy with us and have fun.

The celebration is very simple.  The father invited his close friend only because it is a family celebration.  The father does not want an extravagant one either.  His only wish is that we are complete and his good health.  His wish did come true because my two brothers who lives far from us arrives and celebrate with us.  In fact they are the one buying the foods for the father’s birthday and cooked his favorite foods.  Also, the birthday cake for the kids.  The father was the happiest man in the world during his special day.  We had lots of fun, laughter, singing and savoring the foods on the table.  Thanks to my brothers and SIL for the sponsorship/treat.  Again, Happy Birthday father and I wish you good health, long life and happiness.

Hope he will get better soon

My father is not feeling so well.  His arthritis is giving him so much pain now.  His wrist is swelling, knee, ankle and shoulder is in pain.  He can’t move the way he wants because his is in pain.  He can’t walk straight and he hates it.  My father is losing his patience I must say.  We went to the doctor already and started taking the prescribed medicines.    He even told me that he wants to cut-off his wrist.  I felt so sorry for my father.  I can’t blamed him is he wants he cut-off his wrist because he is in pain for almost a month now.

My father is taking five kinds of medicines for his uric acid, creatinine, lungs, kidney and pain reliever.  I really hope that after a month it will have good results so that my father will be free from all the pain he is feeling now.  If only I could take some of the pain.  When the CT Stonogram is done, the doctor will give another medicines and hopefully the father will get better and better.  He doesn’t want his condition now.  I just comforted him saying that he is still blessed and lucky because he is not in the hospital, he is not on wheel chair and he is not in the ICU.  I do hope that what I am saying is enough reason not to lose hope.

Happy 68th Birthday to my Father

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Two days ago, we celebrated the 68th birthday of my father.  It was a memorable birthday of my father.   It is memorable because the family is complete. It is his first birthday that we have invited some of his friends and his first birthday that we really spent and money.  I did not tell him everything about the plan.  He keeps on asking me if my two brothers will come on his birthday.  I just told him I don’t know, but in reality, I have contacted my two brothers.  We secretly plan on what are we going to do on his birthday and on how are we going to surprise him.

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The plan succeeded and we are so happy that the father is happy.  Some of the invited visitors came including his best friends.  Also, his grandchildren are kept on greeting him.  The celebration was simple but memorable.  We cooked his favorite dishes, the fruit salad that he likes and the cake to make the birthday celebration complete, according to the nephews and nieces.  I thank God for the 68th years of my father’s life.  I wish him good health, long life, happy life, free of illness and have many more birthdays to come.  We love you very much Papa even though we are not very vocal about it.  Please see and feel how we love you dearly.  Happy Birthday and may God bless you always!