Wednesday, July 13, 2011

He showed me that there's greatness in silence

Today marks the 63rd birthday of the greatest man I've ever met.

If only technology came early for us, I would have done the same thing for you. I would write the things I can't say and share every significant milestone in my life with you. I guess, we are only persons in the family who have been negatively perceived because of our silence. We don't talk much because we don't want to become contributors to our chaotic environment. You never gave me advices and words of encouragement, but I realized that a lot of the values and principles I have in life came from you. You gave me the best parenting approach, living by example. Your entire life was a showcase of patience, selflessness, humility, hardwork, respect for elders and silence in mind and heart.

You never read me books. We never talked that much, but you gave me the best learnings about life. I can't even think of a way to honor and gratify you. My entire life and humbled achievements will always be a tribute to all the love and sacrifices you have endured.

Your will be always be the greatest man of few words. But your silence overflows with principles, values, love and greatness.

Happy Birthday Daddy!


  1. Awww. What a loving birthday tribute to a terrific father- 63 years young!

  2. Wow, Diane! You have such a beautiful way with words. What gorgeous words you share about your dad. He is very proud of you I am sure! XO

  3. Beautifully written, Diane. I know your daddy must be very proud of you. Thanks for sharing your dad's special day with us.

    {Your truly are a talented writer}

    Ricki Jill

  4. What an amazing tribute to your loving father. I loved that video!! You really do have an amazing gift with your writing.

  5. How touching and such a wonderful tribute to your daddy!. You are luck to have such a dad and one you love so much.

  6. awww that ad by google chrome gave me goosebumps. happy bday to your dad.


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