Do you have memories of your Dad that bring a smile to your face? One of my fondest memories as a child had to do with the “Today is Christine’s Birthday” sign my Dad created for me. Each year on my birthday, the sign would go in our front yard and I would have my picture taken by my sign. It made me feel special.
When I became a teenager, I became a little less enthusiastic about my birthday sign, but even those years created important memories that I look back on with fondness. I remember the year I turned 16 the thought of the “Today is Christine’s Birthday”sign placed in our yard made me feel embarrassed, so I decided I would hide the sign before my 16th birthday so it couldn’t be displayed in the yard to announce to the whole neighborhood that it was my birthday. I can still recall feeling a little guilty watching my dad looking everywhere for that sign.
As it turns out, I didn’t hide it well enough, because he eventually found it. I pleaded with him, “Please Dad! Don’t put it out in the front yard”. In what I momentarily thought was a very tender gesture, my dad agreed that he wouldn’t put the birthday sign in the yard… instead he marched up and down the street holding the sign and shouting “Today is Christine’s Birthday”!
As mortified as I was as a teenager, I am so glad my Dad took the time to make that sign and share with everyone that it was his daughter’s birthday. As I reflect on those birthdays today, I recognize, even more than I did back then, how much my dad loved me and how much he wanted to show the world that he was proud to have me as his daughter.
My hope is that my own children have fond memories of their dad and the love he has for them. He has definitely brought smiles to their faces with his fun carefree attitude.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.