Click to see what everyone else is bringing to Show & Tell this week.
As I didn't ask his permission, I hope he doesn't mind...
For this week's Show & Tell I have cut/pasted an email message my Dad sent me on my birthday. This year my birthday happened to fall on the Monday after spring break. (As you can imagine---any "Monday" after an extended break from school is a real
I am sharing the message below because I am honored to have such a wonderful man in my life. I pray that DH and I are as "effective" and marvelous at parenting our sweet Emma as I truly feel my parents were for me.
What follows is my Dad's sweet message...
Subject: H B D 2 U
Date: 4/6/2009 12:33:24 P.M.
As you return to the classroom, hopefully refreshed by your Spring Break, I know that you are looking
forward to that day, a couple of months from now, when you'll commence a break of a longer duration.
If today's students are anything like those of us of comparable age in the late 1950's, I'm certain that
today was anything but routine. It was probably more like a come-down day, trading the warmth and
sunshine of the out doors for the for the closeness of the classroom. By the time you read this, that
portion of your day will, hopefully, be behind you.
I expect that your little Miss is somewhat excited regarding your "Big Day," but that her enthusiasm
isn't the off-the-wall high she attains on September 17th.
As your Mother and I have an out of town meeting tonight, depending upon the time we return, we may
not be able to call before tomorrow. Rest assured that our thoughts are with you as you celebrate the 34th
anniversary of that wonderful day when we first gazed upon your pretty little face, noted that you had the
recommended number of fingers and toes, and had the pleasure of holding, cuddling, and kissing the
precious bundle of joy we'd been waiting so long for.
I hope that your evening is special, with an adoring daughter, on her best behavior, who fully cooperates
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and much love,