A’s birthday is about to come to an end. He is looking at all the greetings and watching the videos posted by friends, family and his present and past co-workers. He is smiling and muttering “Wow” over and over again. He doesn’t have a Facebook page (or any social media account) so one officemate thought it would be great to create one as a surprise for his birthday. What a fantastic idea it turned out to be! The page was flooded with greetings and got over 500 likes in three days!
It’s amazing how much he is loved, appreciated and respected in the industry. People actually took the time to make creative videos, pictures with funny captions as well as inspiring messages. Some even wrote poems, danced and sang!
We also took part in the big surprise. My son M wrote down his thoughts twenty minutes before the shoot, memorized his greeting and delivered it well. My daughter R insisted on wearing her crown, put on her sunnies, and sang for Daddy. I, on the other hand, caught a virus earlier in the day, but decided to still go on camera ( washed out look and all ) to complete our birthday message.
Earlier this evening, we hosted a simple dinner with his side of the family at the NBA Cafe. It was the first time for most of them to visit the place. The celebration was made more special by the crew. They surprised A with a stomping dance which amused the rest of the dining clientele. The hubby also got to blow three cakes. Thank you family!
On his 46th, A is most proud of being a dedicated father and husband.
We only got to give Daddy our gifts the day after.
He liked them all — and the shoes we chose, fit. Yehey!
Birthdays are milestones in a person’s life. I am happy to see that the husband continues to inspire people with his leadership, dedication and unselfish mentoring. Thank you so much to everybody who remembered A’s special day. The Facebook page will be taken down tonight but we will never forget all the wonderful messages you sent A’s way. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of you.