Me and Dad, Easter 2009
I have talked about my dad’s battle with melanoma before on my blog. He is now on pre-hospice care and is bravely facing what lies ahead.
My dad recently celebrated his 63rd birthday, and due to my commitments to the wedding I wasn’t able to be there for the celebration. This song is my gift to him.
I don’t have a great voice in the world of singers and singing in public just isn’t something I do any longer. In fact, it terrifies me more than anything. However, I adore my dad and I know this is one of his favorite hymns. This is the hymn I sang at my grandmother’s, my dad’s mother’s funeral. I would never be able to get through singing this at his funeral, so I sing now. I sing to honor my dad and to honor my God. Dad, I love you. Happy belated 63rd Birthday! Your life has been a grand celebration and will continue to be so.