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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!

This is my dad. He is the man who I look most up to. Today we celebrate his birthday, and I am one lucky girl to have him live so close to me and my family. I know my dad is no where near perfect, but my goodness, does this man have some perfect qualities. My dad has been married to my mom for 42 years. He is a loyal and faithful husband. He has ALWAYS been a provider. Dad has not only provided financially for his family but has provided spiritual and emotional guidance to all our lives. He and my mom raised 5 kids. We turned out pretty well...considering we all love God with all our hearts, pay our taxes, strive to keep our family close, and give back to our communities. Yup....GOD, FAMILY & COUNTRY....that's dad for you.

I am my fathers' daughter. I am the one who looks the most like him. Those CUEVAS' genes are just not being denied here.

Dad brings us laughter, and joy....and boy can he tell a story....He's interesting, can argue a point to death, and will absolutely stand by what he believes. Dad believes in honor, whether it's your word, your self worth, or simply how you live your life. He expects every one of his kids to be the best they can be and to strive to be better ourselves and to help those less fortunate. Dad forgives too quickly (in my opinion), but he sure does live happier than most men I know. He turns the other cheek way too often (in my opinion), but he is more content than most men I know. He adores his family almost to a fault (in my opinion), but then again he is loved and cherished not only by his children but by his extended family and friends. He is a simple man, with simple taste.
He is a man who knows how to love, how to demonstrate it, and how to live it. He has always lived his life by example. Even when he makes mistakes, my father has always been man enough to admit when he has been wrong and apologize. That in itself describes the measure of this man.
Today my family and I celebrate Dad's birthday.
This is my father's legacy.
Happy birthday Papi....you are doing an amazing job living life.

12 comments:

Balou said...

This is so sweet, Damaris! Happy Birthday to your dad. And what a beautiful family you have. =)

Trish said...

Oh, Damaris!! What a sweet, sweet post on your dad. He's a doll, and I know your love for him fills his heart just as much as his love for you fills yours. Happy Birthday Dad!!

Anonymous said...

what a sweet blog about your dad. You definitely cannot deny that he is your dad because you look soooooo much like him! WOW!
Michelle P.

Ady said...

Happy Birthday to your dad... Your daddy is an amazing human being. I hope you all have a wonderful day with him.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! He is a wonderful human being and not everyone is so fortunate to have such a wonderful role model. Have a great day celebrating your dad's amazing life and the many years to come.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

alma said...

Damaris, muchas felicidades a tu papi y que cumpla muchos mas.
Espero que pases un feliz dia junto a toda tu familia.
Besos. Alma

Margie said...

Yup...nice post on dad.

Anonymous said...

Nice Blog! Yes, he's pretty terrific! Too bad you have to share him with 4 siblings! teeheehee! You & Margie are great bloggers. Maybe if I had a computer that works, I'd be up there with you two. But for now, I will enjoy your works! Love you mucho! Can't wait to have cake! Ely

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR DAD!!!! What a beautiful and inspiring post. You are very lucky and blessed to have your parents in your life, to have been raised by them, to have them together and to have them living so close to you so they can be a part of your life, as well as your children's lives. You have a beautiful family. God bless you all!!!

Maritza said...

Wow, get me a tissue. When I'm done here I'm gonna call my Papi. Happy Birthday to your Papi and God bless!

bwgayoso said...

I know how you feel about your dad as I also am a Daddy's girl ; ) You look identical to your father.

Happy Birthday Papi!

Anna M-W said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love you Miami ladies. I need to meet you guys IRL soon. I know we would all have fun!