Friday, June 12, 2015

Happy First Birthday in Heaven, Dad!

Happy First Birthday in Heaven, Dad!
Today's your special day
We remember past birthdays here on earth
Celebrations with balloons, cake and ice cream

You had the strength to fight for your country
And to uphold freedom for the oppressed
You also had the tenderness and love
To show your family that you cared

Raised in a family of brothers
You rose to the challenge
Of helping raise daughters and sons
In places near and far

Our father, our Daddy, our hero
Words can't begin to say
What you meant to all of us
The family who celebrate you today

We grew from little boys and girls
To adults who understand
That all of our days are numbered
As we embrace precious memories

As your days on earth faded away
We gathered close to you
From your courage
We drew our strength

As you travel Heaven's pathways
To places we can't see
We proceed to trek along
Holding you always in our hearts

We'll celebrate your special day
With cake and ice cream too
As all of us hold close
Cherished memories of you

Your last birthday on earth
Was marred by sadness and tears
But now you and Mom are together
Eternally celebrating through the years

Happy Birthday, Daddy!
Loved and missed always
In God's eternal embrace
And always in our hearts. 

- With love from your family


  1. Dear Sandy. I am so sorry to see you also lost your father. Today is my dad's 1st birthday in Heaven as he left us on 9/15/19. I was wondering if you made the poem about 1st bday in Heaven and if so, may I borrow it? I will give credit if you can tell me who it was written by. If you only found it online and used it because you liked it, you picked a good one. Let me know. Until then, I will post it and give credit to your page dedicated to your dad. Thanks! or on IG chasnfireflies. FB aka Kerry Goodspeed Ideman

    1. I was actually referring to the meme with the dove on it.

  2. Dear Unknown,

    I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad. I didn't write the poem with the dove, but found it on the Internet. May you always find comfort and peace in your precious memories of your beloved Dad, as our family does in the memories of our Dad.