happy birthday, pops | olive june

happy birthday, pops

sending special birthday wishes up to ohio today
to one of my most loyal and engaging blog readers
happy birthday, dad!
wish we could celebrate with you

what is a dad?

a dad is a person 
who is loving and kind
and often he knows what is on your mind.
he's someone who listens,
suggests, and defends.
a dad can be
one of your very best friends.
he's proud of your triumphs,
but when things go wrong,
a dad can be patient
and helpful and strong. 
in all that you do, 
a dad plays a part
there's always a place for him
deep in your heart
and each year that passes,
you're even more glad
more grateful and proud 
that he is your dad
thank you, dad...
for listening and caring
for giving and sharing
but, especially, just for being you!

you are incredible
your calmness, love, and confidence in me 
has and will always be in my heart.
enjoy your special day
with love,