Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Isa (a day late)

I find myself wondering...
Did I give you your due..
For all that you've done for me
Did I ever thank you?
For all of my childhood memories

For helping me deal with life's stresses
For helping me accept my defeats
And celebrate my successes?
Or for teaching me the value of hard work,

Good judgement, courage, and being true
The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we've shared
Did I ever thank you?
If I have forgotten, I'm thanking you now

You taught me right from wrong....
I hope you know how much you're loved and appreciated
I hope you, instinctively, knew it all along.
Happy Birthday, Dad

Hope your day was as special as you are!
Charlie and Jen


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

yup, happy b-day, isa! sorry i didn't call yesterday - the day got away from me, but i was thinking about you and wishing you well. and eating choc and ice cream in honor of your day.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

happy birthday, grandpa. :D

Dad, and Jen.
i like the poem.
its very cute.:D

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I don't know what happened to my comment from earlier today! Anyways, Hope your birthday was wonderful!! Would have called, but we were busy from sun-up to sun-down dealing with treating for lice! Huge job! Happy belated birthday!!!
the AZ Kuoppala's

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Happy belated birthday would have been really fun to come with to brainard to hear about your trip and wish you a happy birthday but i was at youth days in Michigan. happy birthday! -debbie

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

thank you. and ugh on the lice.
I don't remember lice but remember
scabbies! Just as much a chore.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Happy Birthday!
Heather and Shawn