A Happy, Heavenly Birthday For My Dad In Heaven! So Many Sweet Memories…


For those of you whose dads are still here are on earth with you – don’t forget to hug their necks and tell them you love them – often.  If your dad is like mine the thing they love most in the whole world is their family.  They love their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren dearly and their world is happiest when the family is together….laughing, talking eating – just hanging out.

dads last birthday

Happy Birthday, Dad!

(I’m quite sure cake tastes even better in heaven!)

my birthday with mom and dad

For those of you who are daddy’s girls and are lucky enough to still have them here with you – you know how special that relationship is.  So take a moment today and remind yourself how fortunate, how blessed you are that they are still here….


It’s so easy to take time for granted, but one day God chooses to take them home. And, it’s harder than words can express….

dad and mom holding hands

So hard to let go….

But, our family has such sweet memories of our lives with him, memories we will cherish forever…..


I wish a happy, heavenly birthday to the kindest, sweetest, gentlest man I’ve ever known…

My father. 

We all miss you so much and look forward to the day we’ll celebrate in heaven with you again!

18 comments for “A Happy, Heavenly Birthday For My Dad In Heaven! So Many Sweet Memories…

  1. susan egbert
    January 3, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Thanks for sharing about your dad and your reminder to love well those we have here with us.

  2. January 3, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I know it must have been a tough day for you.

    • July 25, 2012 at 5:50 am

      i fill sory for you

  3. Leslie
    January 3, 2012 at 5:15 am

    What a sweet message and what a precious Daddy. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lisa Derrick
    January 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Sheri~ This brought tears to my eyes, my Father is not doing well, body shutting down. We are praying God will take him peacefully. He is ready to go and meet his savior. Thanks for the beautiful tribute to your Dad. It’s a great reminder to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones. I am praying for your heart too. You must miss him terribly. God bless you.

    • January 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you, Lisa. I’ll be praying for you and your family. I pray that God would take him peacefully like He did my father, that He would prepare your hearts for the moment he goes, for comfort and to be reminded of the joy that you’ll be reunited together someday. And, I pray that He will give you the strength and grace to deal with the overwhelming loss as the days go by. And, I KNOW that He will. And, you will cherish the memories deep in your heart forever like we do. Within the depths of pain there is such a joy and sweetness in cherishing the memories and the gratitude I feel that God blessed me with such a wonderful father as He obviously did you. May God bless you and your family in the difficult days ahead.

  5. January 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks, Susan, Becky and Leslie……yes, it was a difficult day. I love and miss him so much.

  6. Melani
    April 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    This really helped me today, Its my dads bday today and its hard today, if I must say. When I read this, it litereally built a special place in my heart for eveyone who has lost their dad/mom. I have lost both 2 years apart. I grew up in foster homes/group homes. If it wasnt that then it was in an abusive family. I had to get over my grief somehow, fortunately I met someone who saved me, and helped me get through the tough days and we share some of the greatest days. Finally I found someone who loves me for who I am. Thank you for making me a little bit stronger by reading your blog. You will be in my thoughts always! Thank you!

  7. Kirat Randhawa
    May 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Hey Sheri ! Thanks for sharing about your father. I can empathize you totally. I was 18 when I lost my dad in an accident. Now I’m 22 and one day hasn’t passed when I haven’t missed him badly. It’s his 52nd birthday morrow. I wish he was alive. He was the bestest father. Now all we’re left with are wonferful memories of them which we must cherish. God bless you Sheri ! You seem a wonderful person !

  8. May 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you, Kirat…….I think anyone who has lost a precious parent has that common bond of the deepest understanding and empathy for others who have, too. I’m so sorry that you lost yours at such a young age, but I’m so happy that you have such wonderful memories. That, in and of itself, is a true blessing. Cling to them always. Take care.

  9. Ankur
    August 18, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Hii Shery , Thank you for sharing this special homage to your father. I can feel ur pain as my father passed away 2yrs back n there is not even a single moment when I don’t think about him. now i’m just left with all the memories we had together and i will cherish them for my entire life. tomorrow is my father’s b’day i wish he was here 🙁
    but after reading ur post i believe that my father n people like us who lost there father must be together in heaven n celebrating there b’day.
    I just wish you good luck for your life n for your family. you are really a wonderful person.

  10. Lisa
    November 28, 2012 at 12:21 am

    this is beautiful and so true…i just recenty lost my dad Nov.6, 2012….it was and still the hardest thing ever….not a day goes by that i dont think of him….its even harder now becuase his birthday is tomorrow and we haveto celebrate without him….but this for sure brought tears to my eyes!!

  11. Holly
    January 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Thank you so much for posting this tribute to your dad. I think you said everything beautifully. Today is my dads birthday and we lost him to lung cancer almost 3 years ago, so I was looking for a birthday to heaven image and came across your blog. I think the easiest piece of mind is we will celebrate and see them again and also living by their example, but the memories and sometimes pain is there daily. Your words fit perfect to how I feel when I see people posting images with their dads celebrating, etc. Thank you again for posting a beautiful tribute in memory of your dad.

  12. January 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    You are so welcome, Holly. I do believe we will celebrate with them again and that’s such a wonderful, comforting truth. Prayers for your family today. It’s a blessing that you had a wonderful, loving father that you can cherish in your heart forever. What a wonderful gift that you can now hold onto all those precious memories.

  13. joseph
    April 1, 2013 at 8:28 am

    This is dads first birthday since he past April 13th and its 1 year since he past on April 15th It’s been so hard this past year with out him

  14. Kim
    April 24, 2015 at 7:11 am

    16 yrs 4 mi dad today, we miss him n long for the day we together again. His given us tremendous strength & alwaz believe his with us- through evrything we do & all the celebrations, all the happy & sad moments…
    He may not physically be around, but his the angel on OUR shoulder

  15. Dipali Patel
    July 31, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I have lost both of my parents on June 22nd 2014 in a car accident in Houston, Texas. They passed away with no fault of their own, but some young guy decided to have a good time. He was drunk and was driving and had T-Bone accident. on that night I lost 4 family members including my parents, dad’s sister, and my dad’s friend’s dad (Whom we used to call him Grandfather). Today is his Birthday and it’s hard for me and my lil brother who is 26 years old. We are only 2 left behind without an anchor of the ship. Sometimes it feels like we are going to sink but we see a hope and we come out of it. We are living a day by day because past gives us pain because we have only beautiful memories left and future scares me and my brother because we won’t have any memories after June 22nd 2014 9pm. It’s like our world had stopped revolving but we have to live for my parents. They don’t want their kids to give up because my parents were fighters and they believed in giving life by making others happy. I don’t know why I am writing all this but every time I talk about it. It makes me feel light and I get in to a spirit of happiness.

    • August 1, 2015 at 4:05 am

      Julie, I’m so glad you did write this. It’s so touching. I can’t imagine how difficult this is for you having lost both at the same time. And at such a young age and such a reckless way. I know you’re still grieving and will for quite some time. And, I know you feel lost and scared. But, I also know this…..you will survive this time in your life. And, though you’ll always miss them deeply – time will eventually give way to healing. And suddenly you’ll realize you can smile again….you can breathe again. You and your brother are about the same age as my children and I can tell you this without a doubt….you’re parents would want you to keep moving forward, to find joy again, to live a happy productive life. Don’t let this shut you down. Or your brother. Grieve for a time, yes, but cling to those precious memories and draw from the love and strength of your parents and carve out for yourself and your brother your new normal. I promise your parents would want that. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. And I pray for healing for both of you. God bless you sweet thing.

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