MY Birthday Surprise , I can't believe it!

    Today , I turn fifty seven , and I really feel my age at times. I got the finest gift of my LIFE ......... I came home from working , greeted my wife at the door , and walked around the fridge ,........And before my very eye's stood an apparition , a ghost of the past ............and future. A dream .........., no not a dancing ballon birthday girl , people!
   Before my eyes , adjusting from the bright sun of the outdoors , my glasses shaded and my heart in shock ..........Stood the angel that is ....my Daughter , flown in from a thousand miles away in secret .........showing up in the reality of my day . And me! My mouth dropped open and my mind stopped working for a moment. And I got the greatest bunch of hugs of kisses and pleasure any man can ever expect in life.
    And I am hear to proclaim ! .........life is great ! She is great and so too the gifts that I recieve in life. I am blessed with love! The first picture us her and the second is me!!! Be well , my friends !!!!!

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

It is always great to see our children after they grow up and are on their own. Ours don't live all that far away but busy lives still make it hard to get together.Happy birthday.


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Kindacrazy 5 years ago from Tennessee

Congratulations and enjoy!! Daughter's are great, aren't they? HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your family!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund , thanks friend, ahh yes we miss out on soo much! And what do we get -older. Take good care .


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Kindacrazy , I dont believe it for a minite; The kindcrazy part , all the rest , you got it girl!!!!Thank you so much , Keep up that smile.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Happy Birthday!


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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

Happy Birthday to you Ahorseback!!! What a wonderful surprise to be surrounded by your loved ones and having your daughter there to celebrate with you!

I hope you enjoy and have many many more!

Blessings and hugs,

Laurie


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

AH whata wonderful surprise. And Happy, Happier, Happiest Birthday ever!


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Happy Birthday!!! My heart expanded when I read of the beautiful surprise. Love is all that matters in this world. Your daughter is beautiful. Also enjoyed seeing a photo of you with your new avatar! :)


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Well - A Happy Birthday to you! You and I share the same month as mine was the 22nd and guess what? I was also given a little surprise birthday. I agree with you - life is great! Thanks for sharing your joy!!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Will Star , Thank you sir , Take care.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie Dawn Thank you! I am blessed ! [smiles], Thank you so much. Take care for us!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , Thank you , I am in heaven, Blessed. Hugs.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Violet sun, That means a lot from you, thank you. I am a lucky man ! And the picture, I dont photograph well , so finding one that is Ok was hard. I'd rather take a photo than be one!LOL. thank you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Vocalcoach , I've got to catch up on you and it's nice to share birthdays next door to each other. I actually had a feeling you'd make a good neighbor, Now I know why! LOL, hugs.


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Both the avatars are beautiful-of you, and of the hawk! As to the lovely image of your daughter, what can I say but beautiful! She has a wonderful, friendly and kind papa, and I'll bet she knows this. To see her without expecting such a surprise must have been a magic moment-for the both of you.

Have a beautiful day-yesterday?-the 50's rock, don't you agree?


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lorlie , Nice to see you !, It a beautiful thing ! Thank you so much , Thats a California condor in the grand canyon , I've missed you !Hugs.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

You are a lucky man and appreciate the finer things life has to offer. Beautiful picture of your daughter. PS. your the same age as me now! tee hee


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Happy Birthday, ahorseback! And it looks like your greatest gift wears a smile and look on her beautiful face that says she is equally happy to call you "dad". Life is good.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fossilady , thank you so much I am lucky and appreciate many of lifes pleasures and wonders . And the finast is my little girl! We will discuss age one of these days you and I! Bless you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi Amy , Thanks a bunch and you're right , LIFE is Good, and when it isn't , we work on it. She's taught me so much. How to feel and emote are some of those things. When she gets mad , I feel fear! Lol.Stay well .


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

You deserve a great surprise on such a birthday. Happy Birthday!


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

A very wonderful birthday indeed! Thank you for sharing this day with us your hub family! I am so glad your daughter surprised yoo. You both will remember that gift forever!! Happy Birthday to you!

Laurie


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Happy Birthday my friend! What a birthday it sounds to be by what you wrote! I look forward to all the catch up I have here on hub, look forward to your work. Great to see a picture of you, awesome! Again Happy Birthday! Love and hugs! :D


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Chs publish , Thank you my dear. Hugs.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Oh Laurie , you are right again, I am soo blessed.!!!Forever is whats important......Hugs.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marina , shes alot like you , beautiful and intelligent. Special .....Thanks a million for how you are!Hugs too.


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generalbrat 5 years ago from california,usa

well well I really must say sorry for missing your perfect birthday but its never to late to say " HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU " YOU LIVE IN THE ZOO! YOU LOOK LIKE A VERY LUCKY HANDSOME MAN AND MUST SMELL LIKE ONE TOOOOO!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU WE ALWAYS SING IT TO OUR BOYS BUT IT WENT LIKE THIS YOU LIVE IN THE ZOO YOU LOOK LIKE A MONKEY YOU SMELL LIKE ONE!! LOL HA HA HO HEE HEE THEIR COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY TO THE FUNNY FARM SO FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS DORTHY CAUSE KANSAS IS GOING BYE BYE! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY GOOD FRIEND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN GIVE MY HUSBAND TIPS ON HOW YOU MADE YOUR BABY GIRL I WANTED A BABY GIRL SO BAD BUT AFTER OUR 4TH SON I HAD TO STOP AND TELL HIM BABY YOUR NOT DOING SOMETHING RIGHT HE REPLIES BABY I JUST COULDN'T AFFORD ANOTHER MOLDING HE SAYS THIS CAUSE THEY ARE All spitting images of each other so hopefully you can donate some cents to him and maybe we can finally afford a new mold huh lol!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Generalbrat ,Wow it's so nice to hear from you , I hope you and your family are are all well, Daughters !!!, I am sorry you don't have a daughter although I know how much you love your boys! They can't be replaced ! and they are so beautiful! I think maybe you should have told your husband not to be afraid of raising a daughter! After all you know how challenging that can be !!! The most rewarding part of a daughter is when you know they are in their prime , beauty , love , compassion , You know us guys are really just a simple creature ! We don't ever get the complexities of a woman. By the time we "catch up" with a woman , well, we are still Far ,Far behind!!! An old saying , "It takes a man to raise a boy , but it takes a real man to raise a daughter." I have to admit , she outsmarted me by the time she was just six or so! God bless you ,your husband and your beautiful sons. and a hug for you.


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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

God has made a partial discrimination where daughter is the loveliest to parents particularly to Father. Lovely hub.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

HP. You are so right my friend , they are so wonderful ! And we take them all for granted. Where , after all , would we be without a woman in our lives?!!! Thank you.


Denizee 5 years ago

A belated Happy Birthday to you. What a great surprise! She's is very pretty and I'm sure you're heart was full of love just seeing her at your home on your special day!

Want to send her here to meet me today? Today is mine. (smile) A beautiful blessing to cherish forever. Thanks for sharing.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Denizee, Happy , Happy birthday to you!!!!!

Thats the best gift on any birthday in my life , I am blessed!!!!. Do you feel a year older? If I were you I'd get a big slice of chocolate cake , and Ice cream. Stay well.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

A belated Birthday Wish my friend, you were certainly blessed with a beautiful daughter and her smile glows to warm your heart and soul. What a wonderful surprise to come home to and see her in the flesh in front of you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY....to you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Saddlerider , Ahh shucks , thank you again. She is beautiful , inside and out. We even said a little wish prayer for you! And Yours! Be well my friend.


Denizee 5 years ago

Thank you, for the birthday wishes. That is actually my fav kind of cake but tonight I'm having choc/cheesecake with a cherry mix in it - Bless you! I do feel older but that began before my birthday (smile)


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I wouldn't have dreamed of spending that time any differently! I have always loved spending time with my father. I only wish sometimes to make time stand still. there will be a day and time for us dad..an eternity of it too! Love you always with extra big hugs...I couldn't read this till I got home. Wish I was still that little girl on the swing that's for sure. Many hugs to your lovely wife for helping to make it all possible. For once we were both speechless... Mis you both so much and praying for you guys daily...your daughter


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Denizee , Best wishes to you and yours , I'll have a slice.Choc cake ,chock frosting too....That cheese cake is fine Too!!!Be well.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Best Birthday ever , and all a part of the big plan , no doult. I haven't been so shocked in years , better be carefull with that , Im an old man!!!!hah, Love you bunchesoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo Dad.


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

How sweet of her. A birthday with love from a love one is the best to have.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ladyjojo , What a beautiful surprise it was . I still am surprised. Be well.

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