Describe the happiest day of your life.

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Prompt: Describe the happiest day of your life. 

Today is day 17 of the WordPress #Bloganuary challenge.

Cruise Control

My dad and I did everything together on the weekends. Sometimes it meant manual labor for me and others were filled life long memories of hunting, golfing, or sharing a bucket of Bloomer that rode between us. Turning 16 meant I was driving, which proved to be one of the happiest days of my life. Though for my dad -it wasn’t filled with the matching excitement. I imagine he struggled with letting go -much as I’ve done over the last couple of years. He didn’t want me traveling the same road he did because wisdom prevails in knowing. I know I broke his heart and hope he understands cruising 4th ave still holds a spot. Some of the greatest times of my life!

We Do

July 18, 1992 -we said “I Do,” exchanged rings, shared a piece of cake, and headed off into this crazy world together. It wasn’t necessarily that particular day but the 11,000+ days that followed. Like my dad back when I got my license, there have been some very difficult and tough days. As a whole and looking back at that day -it still holds a spot as the happiest day of my life and makes up nearly all my being.


Learning to swaddle a baby and reading What To Expect When You’re Expecting were some very uneasy but exciting times. The disappointment that lingered for fifteen years finally made way for the filling of nauseated nervousness and adding dad to my resume. I have two beautiful daughters and I’ve been blessed beyond measure to have the time with them I’ve had. The nauseated nervousness was eventually replaced with the happiness of having that title added to my resume. I’ve sure made my fair share of mistakes and there are days that are a hell of a lot harder than others but being their dad is the happiest day of my life.


April 21, 2022, the first day after receiving two stents in the “widow maker” artery of my heart, I woke up and said, “thank you.” Thankful for another day of looking down at the grass and not up at the roots. Thankful for a few more hours with my family. Thankful for another day within my coastal living community.

Each highlighted segment of my life that I’ve shared still brings smiles of happiness when reaching for those memories. I can honestly say that over these last few months, each day has been my happiest. Being a survivor is different -you have a clearer vision of importance, although I still pray each day that he shows me the way. The calls and texts you never received really speak volumes and the ones received are held close and remembered.

The happiest day of my life is today!

If the Good Lord wills and the creek don’t rise and I see January 18, 2023 -it will be the happiest day of my life!

1 thought on “Describe the happiest day of your life.”

  1. Beautiful post. My wedding day was also the best day of my life — I was so euphoric, it felt like I was floating. Life is absolutely the best when you find that amazing person to share it with. Eleven years later, we’re still having our “adventures” together. And it’s so true, each day is a happy one for so many different reasons. Even if something goes wrong, there’s a blessing that goes along with it! 🙂

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