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Happy heavenly 88th Birthday, Dad

Hi Dad,
For many years after you left,
I felt the pain and burden of
all the things that were left unsaid.
I had like a thousand questions to ask you
and a thousand reasons not to.
Through your life struggles and illness
you had shown me what truly matters in this world.
But today, I’ll remember you in the happiest way.
Thoughts of you make me smile,
knowing you are now free and
and resting peacefully in heaven.
“Happy 88th birthday, Dad!
May the angels sing joyously to you today.”
“Deeply, I know this, that love triumphs over death. My father continues to be loved, and therefore he remains by my side.” – Jennifer Williamson

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Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad!

“May the winds of heaven whisper softly in your ear –
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad!  
Thinking of you today on your special day.
Sending you much love and loving thoughts.
Until we meet again on the other side of the rainbow!”

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“The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living.
The love you gave in life keeps people alive beyond their time.
Anyone who was given love will always live on in another’s heart.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Remembering dad on his 85th birthday

 

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Dear Dad,
I’m sending birthday wishes to you today
all the way up to the sky.
And reminiscing the simple things
you enjoyed  or made you glad like
… a cup of tea in the afternoon

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… reading
(You loved to read both English and Chinese books. And I remember returning some books to the rental shop after your passing)

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.. singing church hymns  
(You were still singing to the gospel songs in the car even at the final stage of cancer)
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… making chapati
(Indian flat bread)

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.. bringing home a new puppy.

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… lending a helping hand to friend or stranger

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Happy 85th Birthday, Dad!  
Much love …

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