Even though August 25th is the actual day, we will celebrate my dad's 80th birthday tomorrow. The entire family- my mom, two brothers, one sister and a collection of nieces and nephews are all together to recognize the big day.
80 is a remarkable accomplishment for anyone, but a bit more remarkable for my dad and his seemingly endless array of heart issues.
When I think of all my close friends I can only count a few who still have both parents still living. Of those who do even fewer can say their parents are still together.
So, yes it's a big day.
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