Today is my Dad’s 50th, so I would like to dedicate this post to him. Happy Birthday Dad 🎂🥳🥂🎈! He is a Polish man born on Paddy’s Day-the irony 😂, even in the Guinness storehouse there’s a quote that says you’re only 100% Irish if you were born on March 17th 🤷🏻♀️☘️🇮🇪? By the way Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🍻 Sláinte!
I was always very close to my dad, since being a child-everyone would always say that I’m daddy’s girl 👧🏻💁🏻♀️. I was crying so much the day he left to go to Ireland, for me it was such a huge trauma as a 12 year old. That year without him around the house was awful, but me and my mum decided to join him and we moved to Ireland in summer 2005, when I was 13 years old. We had an amazing decade, enjoying time together, traveling around Ireland and going away for holidays. I’ll never forget the holidays with my parents…Portugal 🇵🇹, Crete 🇬🇷, Turkey 🇹🇷, France 🇫🇷, Italy 🇮🇹…they were the best holidays I ever had 👨👩👧😎! We were being tourists, we were sunbathing, making good food, eating out, drinking, laughing-everything you would do with your friends…I don’t actually see much of a difference. Few times we even went out together 💃🕺. I always loved spending time with my parents, we always have so much fun and we talk about everything and anything! If they were going to any party with their friends I would most likely be invited too, and loved going! 🤷🏻♀️💁🏻♀️. I never felt the age difference really, and if I was organising a party, like my 21st for example I would always invite my friends along with my parents’ friends. My parents’ friends are my friends and vice versa, that never changed. This life changing event then turned our life upside down when I was just 23…💣
I always had a special bond with my dad, never thought that we could get even closer…he was with me since the day I had the stroke, from the morning in ICU until I was going to sleep. He devoted himself to my recovery, putting his life on hold and took on the responsibility of caring for me. He’s probably the person that annoys me most at times 😝 and has his flaws, but don’t we all? When I’m around him I always laugh until my belly actually hurts and sometimes I cannot even catch my breath 🙉😂. It was always that way really, as he’s a joker, making people laugh.. I have many friends, but the relationship I have with my dad is the definition of friendship! He’s the person I feel most comfortable around, and even though caring for me should finish years ago, when I stopped being a kid, the circumstances forced us differently, onto this tough path…but we both believe that we’ll win this fight and then make up for the lost time👊💪. I always knew that he would do anything for me, but he’s now proving this every single day…he is my driver, my chef, my beautician, handyman, carer, my dad, my rock-everything in one! I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to pay you back for everything you did and do for me, but I’m trying my best, the way I can for now! He can actually do everything and fix anything…I’m serious! He made me standing frame from wood in the old days, a wall ladder, so I could practice standing at home-man of all trades! You were, are, and always will be the most important man in my life! I love You ❤️🦋 and I can honestly say that you’re The Best Dad any daughter could have/wish for…
I have to share this little anecdote with you all! One weekend when I was home my dad told me and my mum that he’s making a little food surprise for us for the evening. We just love experimenting with food 🥰😋🍽. He made homemade chips from celeriac in the air fryer, and we loved them so much that I asked him to make them again with Sunday dinner, the next day. He looked very disappointed because he didn’t have any more celeriac and was upset to tell me that unfortunately we don’t have any more, maybe next weekend. Then during the week when I was in rehab I receive this WhatsApp message from him saying: “I hope now we have enough!” 👇🙉😂👇
Or he sends me a picture like this saying: “With love for my two women”👇
🦋Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing dad🦋
Both my parents sacrificed a lot for me and dedicated themselves to my recovery. Mum and Dad, your strength, support, positivity and belief means so much to me! I would be lost without you. You are the best parents in the world 👨👩👧❤️. Thank you for always being there and cheering me on! You give me the strength and motivation to keep going! 💪👊🙏👣. You are my backbone!
🦋Appreciate your parents, you never know what sacrifices they went through for you…parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving…🦋
I’m going to start celebrations now! 🎂🥳🥂❤️🦋 Have an amazing day everyone! #StayAtHome 😉👍