My dad turned 56 on Sunday, the 16th November 2008.
We had a brunch and lots of lemon meringue :-)
Its scary when you see your parents grow older. They forget things so quickly, they can't hear you when you shout from the bathroom and they're in the kitchen, they walk slower, they drive slower (!!!)
It often frustrates me that I still live at home, but I take moments like these to stop and treasure my parents and see spending everyday with them as a blessing. I am starting to really get to know them as Im getting older. We tend to not think of our parents at age 16, 25, 35. Who they were back then, in part, they still are today.
We can learn so much (more) from them when we approach them as "people" - people who have desires and dreams and regrets and hurts. When we approach them as a friend.
It hasnt always been an easy journey - walking beside him.
He is a quiet man. He doenst talk a lot but when he decides to raise his opinions or concerns, he speaks with wisdom. He is deeply creative and a philosopher.
*the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Zappa
*breakfast (extra sausage)
*lifts (the 90's)
* "you will make many friends, but you will soon learn, the ones you can trust...you can count on one hand"
*swiss roll :-)
*the sports channel