Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy 87th Birthday, Opa

The kids bearing gifts during Opa's birthday

Here is a man who needs a hearing aid but still drives his own car miles away to go on a bonding vacation with his wife of almost 60 years.
Look at the cakes!

Here is a man who get overwhelmed with his hearing aid that you cant talk to him over the phone; yet he is fond of appearing on your doorstep for a surprise visit, sometimes with presents for the kids.

Here is a man who complains of having back aches but still drives with his motorbike to tend to his fruit and veggie garden in the mountain.

Here is a man who could cut you up with his sharp tongue and yet could get soft like a cuddly teddy bear when he gets a kiss from one of the girls.
Dinner at Hotel Watzenhof

Here is a man who is too stubborn, too proud; and yet, he was only telling us that he simply knows what he wants.

Here is a man who fought the war and emerged victorious with his chosen wife and his chosen life.

Happy 87th Birthday, Opa! Know that you are loved :D


Christianne said...

Belated happy birthday to your Opa! :D

raqgold said...

thanks, christianne!