My dad’s 80th birthday was coming up soon. I wanted to give him a special gift. I wanted to thank him and honor him. Then it hit me. I’d put together a video of him and our family through the decades since his birth in 1930.
As I waded through hundreds of pictures to include in the video, I relived a lot of memories. I chuckled at some and shed some tears about others. I thought about the joy we all experienced together and about the pain we went through, together. It was a moving experience that I’ll never forget.
Then, on April 29, 2010, we had a family surprise party where I showed the video. Once again, we laughed and cried together. It was beautiful! Here is the video. Even if you can’t watch all 12 minutes, maybe take time to watch a couple minutes. Maybe it will spark an idea of what you can do to thank and honor your father.