Happy Birthday, Dad

Today is my dad’s 79th birthday. He’s almost and octogenarian, but I certainly don’t think of him as elderly. He still has that sharp physicist’s mind and he hasn’t slowed down – he hikes, canoes and camps in the summer and skis in the winter, and he goes to the local climbing gym every week. He looks after my kids often and bounces on the backyard trampoline with them. He’s all kinds of amazing.img063

Dad’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day, so when I was a kid, we would usually make him a green birthday cake. My sister and I would cut out leprechauns, tape them to metal skewers and use them as cake decorations. Here’s a photo from about 1975. I’m the cutie on the right.

All these years later, I’m so blessed to still have my wonderful dad around to talk to or see just about every day. Hope your birthday is awesome, Dad! You’re the best.


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Susan R. Hughes is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and three children.
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5 Responses to Happy Birthday, Dad

  1. Jill James says:

    Happy Birthday, Susan’s Dad!! How grand to have a birthday and St. Patrick’s Day in one!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday to your dad, Susan! Sweet photo of your family.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. leighmorgan1 says:

    I want to be like your dad when I grow up.

    Happy Birthday, Sir!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. E. Ayers says:

    Did you do a green cake with leprechauns?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jude Knight says:

    I sure hope he’s not old. I’m only nine years behind him! Happy birthday to your Dad.


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