Today is my Dad's 76th birthday. As much as we wish we could celebrate with him here on earth, I know that he gets a much better celebration daily in Heaven. That doesn't change the fact that we miss him!
One of the "traditions" we had started was meeting my parents for dinner on or around my dad's birthday so the boys could give Papa hugs and their gifts. Now, in honor of my dad, we eat Ice Cream! See he loved Ice Cream - especially from Uncle Rays, a local ice cream place where he lived. Now, I just try to make sure at some point throughout the day, we enjoy an ice cream treat in honor of celebrating my Dad's birthday and sharing memories together.
Happy Birthday Dad!