Today is my dad's birthday. Although we see each other at least two times a week, I want to phone him today to wish him birthday greetings.
Me: Hi Dad.
Dad: Hi Grace.
Me: Happy... happy.. happy...
The word is sticking in my mouth, like a huge sneeze that can't quite come out. I know that "Thanksgiving" is the wrong greeting, but the word is blotting out any other words in my mind.
Dad: I know what you are trying to say.
Me: Happy Birthday!
Happy birthday to a giving, patient, loving dad.
10 hours ago