71! It’s Pop’s Birthday!

Today is the birthday of a man who is very special to me. In fact, without him, I wouldn’t be around today, literally!

It’s Pop’s Birthday Y’all!

Now if you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you will know the importance that my Pops has in my life. He has been a tower of strength, a teacher of positivity, a provider of stability, a fount of love. And my brother and I are so lucky to have him as one-half of our amazing parents!

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I have always been a total daddy’s girl, and he has always doted on me.

Over 40 years ago, when I was born, a woman came to see me. My mum’s mother had come over from Kenya. This woman came over and practically started to mourn the fact that the grandma had come over and a girl, rather than a boy, had been born.

My Pops was disgusted, and said, straight to her face that she should be ashamed, being a woman herself, and saying that. When I was born, he actually distributed sweets to the family. At the time this was only done when a boy was born. But from the beginning, my Pops had a strong belief that we are all equal. Boy or girl, your baby was a blessing from above and we should be thankful for our child.

We were able to give Pops the surprise of a lifetime last year, when it was his 70th birthday, by arranging for the whole of his family to be in Finland, for a holiday to celebrate his big day. If you want, you can read more about that fantastic trip here.

I only wish we were able to give him that kind of surprise every year but alas, it is not always possible.

Still, I wanted to take this time out to say Happy Birthday Pops! I love you very much, and feel blessed to have a father like you! ❤

Happy Birthday

 

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  2. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    May 25, 2017 @ 19:24:58

    A very Happy Birthday to your dear father!!

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  3. nimi naren
    May 25, 2017 @ 10:32:44

    Awww…Happy Birthday to your pop Ritu

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  4. LKD
    May 24, 2017 @ 17:20:21

    Happy Belated birthday to your Pops. I love mine too and it seems like he and your Dad would get along. We also have photo booth photos that are my favourite to this day! Cheers to Dads and their girls. ❤

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  5. joey
    May 24, 2017 @ 13:10:52

    Aw, yeah — nothing like a daughter, nothing like a son. All good things, babies 🙂
    I hope he had a lovely day, he always reads as a lovely man.

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  6. Transit Address
    May 23, 2017 @ 07:39:03

    Happy Birthday to him..Cheers

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  7. Rae Longest
    May 23, 2017 @ 01:52:48

    Your Dad was as special as mine. I was the first born, and he was NOT disappointed I was not a son (unusual in 1944). My younger brother was also treasured because he WAS a male, so we both were like first children, equally spoiled and equally loved unconditionally.

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  8. @g33hubb
    May 22, 2017 @ 21:12:40

    What a wonderful man. And such a lovely tribute you have written to him. Happy Birthday Pops.

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  9. robbiesinspiration
    May 22, 2017 @ 19:20:20

    You and I are both very blessed, Ritu, to have wonderful fathers. Birthday wishes to your amazing Dad.

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  10. noellekelly
    May 22, 2017 @ 18:22:53

    Happy Birthday to your Pops! 💖

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  11. noellekelly
    May 22, 2017 @ 18:21:59

    Happy Birthday to you Pops! 💖

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  12. willowdot21
    May 22, 2017 @ 16:30:47

    Wishing Pops the best of Birthdays , enjoy the celebrations Ss XXXX<3

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  13. Judy E Martin
    May 22, 2017 @ 16:09:14

    Wishing Pops a very happy 71st Birthday xx

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  14. shelleywilson72
    May 22, 2017 @ 16:08:03

    What a beautiful post and happy birthday to your wonderful pops! I’m a massive daddy’s girl too xx💕

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  15. dornahainds
    May 22, 2017 @ 15:56:19

    What a Wonderful Papa! Belated Happy Birthday! 🌹🌹🌹🎊🍾🎉🎈

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  16. Terri Webster Schrandt
    May 22, 2017 @ 15:42:36

    Your pop sounds amazing, Happy birthday to him! My dad will be 81 this year so I cherish every moment I have!

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  17. syl65
    May 22, 2017 @ 14:20:15

    Happy birthday to your Pops Sister!!! ❤️🙏😊

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  18. charlypriest
    May 22, 2017 @ 13:59:19

    Happy birthday pops

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  19. Annette Rochelle Aben
    May 22, 2017 @ 13:35:37

    A most blessed birthday to your Pop! I feel the love and celebrate it! ❤

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  20. sheldonk2014
    May 22, 2017 @ 13:11:32

    Belated happy birthday dad
    May we all be here next year
    As Sheldon Always

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  21. pseudonomous
    May 22, 2017 @ 12:58:46

    Happy bday to your dad. I wish him al the health and happiness in the world

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  22. colinandray
    May 22, 2017 @ 12:58:32

    Hey …. another 1946 vintage (It was obviously a good year!). Please wish him a wonderful and totally spoiled day on my behalf Ritu. 🙂

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  23. Traci York
    May 22, 2017 @ 12:58:22

    Happy birthday to your dad – may all his birthday wishes come true!

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  24. vinnieh
    May 22, 2017 @ 12:48:17

    Happy Birthday to your Pop!

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  25. Tony Burgess
    May 22, 2017 @ 11:52:08

    Happy Birthday to your pops!

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  26. Pooja-@poojasrosetintedglasses
    May 22, 2017 @ 10:30:56

    Wow! Beautiful post! Happy birthday to your Dad! 😊

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  27. thebeasley
    May 22, 2017 @ 10:23:34

    Oh you two are the CUTEST. He always sounds so awesome. And those photo booth photos are so adorably precious x

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  28. stevetanham
    May 22, 2017 @ 09:44:22

    Lovely post, Ritu. Wish him happy birthday! Is he still doing the yoga?

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  29. YesterdayAfter
    May 22, 2017 @ 09:33:19

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! 😉 Have a wonderful day! ❤

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  30. Erika Kind
    May 22, 2017 @ 08:56:01

    Happy Birthday to my soulful uncle 💖

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  31. niasunset
    May 22, 2017 @ 07:42:35

    Happy Birthday to Him and God Bless you all dear Ritu, Thanks and Love, nia

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  32. sangbad
    May 22, 2017 @ 05:56:03

    Happy Birthday to your Pop…and a salute to him for standing tall against odds all…

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  33. ladyleemanila
    May 22, 2017 @ 05:37:01

    Happy birthday, Pops 🙂

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  34. chris jensen
    May 22, 2017 @ 04:55:25

    You are a luck child, to be blessed with fine parents…

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  35. chris jensen
    May 22, 2017 @ 04:54:35

    Reblogged this on crjen1958 and commented:

    Many blessing on your 71st Popś…

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  36. aka Cibo the Anti-Pasti Poet
    May 22, 2017 @ 04:51:23

    Happy Birthay, Pops. G:)

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  37. The Showers of Blessing
    May 22, 2017 @ 04:19:42

    Happy birthday to your pop!

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