This is one of my favorite family pictures from my babyhood, even though the sun was too bright and the photographer managed to cut off the top of Daddy's head. I just love how Mother is snuggled up against Dad with chubby little me cuddled in her arms. This was during the few short months that I was an only child! (My twin sisters came along when I was 19 months old, followed closely by two little brothers.)
I read a quote somewhere once that says, "The greatest gift a father can give his children is to love their mother." My siblings and I agree that we are so blessed to have such a precious gift-- our parents still adore each other. And they love their children. In a generation where many older dads don't verbally express their love, mine does! Nearly every time I talk to him, he reminds me, "You know I love you, don't you?"
I love you, too, Dad! Hope you have a great birthday!