Happy Birthday Dad – LB

About 6 or 7 years ago, I got an idea from a pastor to write a letter to your parent if they were deceased on their birthday or for mother’s or father’s day or whenever you felt the need to do so. My dad passed away unexpectedly my senior year in college. Since I enjoy blogging and writing, it was only befitting that I include him in my blog, so here it is.

A letter to my dad.

April 12, 1960 – April 12, 2010

Wow, I can’t believe it has been 9 years since you left this earth. Thanks for blessing me with 6 beautiful sisters, I can always see them in you. ❤ You were always my biggest cheerleader and proud of everything I did.
You were one of the funniest people that I knew. I remember when I start dating you told me I like this guy for as long as you do and then after that I don’t like him anymore. lol ???

I’m grateful for all the memories that we shared, I will cherish them forever.

As I reflect on our memories, I will mention 5 of them today.
1. You loved watching western show, specifically the shows in black and white.  I will watch one today in your honor.
2. You enjoyed snacks of all kind. Honey buns, oatmeal pies, nutty buddies, creme pies and etc… You called them zu zus and wham whams. I love snacking, so I will indulge in one or two today.
3. You were lowkey a math wiz. I’m so happy that I share in your love of math.
4. You enjoyed time with your family, especially playing bones (dominoes) or spades. I remember the one time, I beat you in spades, it felt amazing! Although I’m sure you allowed me to win.
5. You always told us to respect my mom. I will always respect my mom. Without you and her, I wouldn’t be here today.

I’m grateful that God allowed me to be your daughter. And although you are not presently here on earth, I’m grateful that we can always share in our heavenly father, God. Until we meet again, may you always rest in peace.

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Exodus 20:12 KJV



  1. Renisha says:

    This is so accurate. Happy Birthday Daddy!

  2. Daphene says:

    This is sweet!! ❤️

    1. wrenhowsway says:

      Thanks Daphene for reading this, I really appreciate it.

  3. Darlene lockhart says:

    Yes ladies, that was the baby. But he called me his baby sister. I miss him too

    1. wrenhowsway says:

      Thanks auntie for reading!

  4. Angela Mccoy says:

    This was so touching it brought tears to my eyes, as I too have lost my Dad not so long ago. As I’m writing this reply I can hardly see what I’m typing because of the tears that have filled the wells of my eyes. I too Miss My Dad. Lawrencia thank you for this Heart felt Moment

    1. wrenhowsway says:

      Thank you so much for reading. I hope this helped you.

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