Thursday, April 22, 2010


Today is my dear daddy's birthday, and I want to wish him a Happy Birthday!!  He has lived 90 years, and is a living tribute to all of those who know him.  He has pastored many churches in the past, as a minister in Virginia.  Konorock, Marion, Warrenton, Radford, Manassas,  Woodbridge, Powell Valley, Winchester, Charlottesville, Pulaski, etc.  He has always been my  hero, as long as I can remember. 

Daddy and my deceased mother adopted my brother David and I when we were 2 and 1 (respectively).  We grew up as preacher's kids, attending church regularly and through wind, sleet, and snow.  My dad was a good father.  He taught us how to love and respect others.  He taught us to care for the poor and needy and to always remember that there is a good day in store for those who love Jesus.  One of his favorite quotes of the Bible to me was, "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord".  His life has been a true testimony of this fact.  He has loved Jesus in everything he has ever done.  The other day he told me he hopes that when the "roll is called up yonder", he will be there, and that we will all be there as well.  I plan on being there with you, Daddy!!

I want to share some of his photos today. 

1920, Daddy as a baby!

Daddy in 1922

Daddy in 2009

Daddy with us at Shoneys in Clanton, 2010

Daddy at the Stockyards with me in Clanton, Sept., 2009

Daddy 4th of July, 2009

My Dad with my son Brandon & I

My Dad visiting us one Sabbath

My Dad with my son and 3 grandkids of mine (his great grands)

My Dad and my Mother together before she passed away


Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Shoalanda Speaks said...

What a beautiful man. I'm so glad that you have your father; I know you are a blessing to each other. I hope he had a great birthday and will have many more!

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Thank you Shoalanda!! We just returned from his party in the park in Prattville, and it was FANTASTIC!! He had church friends attend from his early days in the ministry in was so much fun!! He IS a beautiful man. You are correct..He's always been a good dad, a good listener, a good friend. I spend as much time as I can with him. I love him dearly.