Last year on July 15th I scheduled my quit date on my dads birthday. He’s been begging me for years to quit smoking so I decided to use his birthday as my quit date. When I told my parents that I was going to quit in July dad said ‘quit on my birthday ‘. Good idea. He was 94 and the time and today he turned 95. We had a double celebration . Dads health is failing and it’s just a matter of time before we lose him. He gave me a hug and said ‘one day when I’m gone my birthday will be a day to still celebrate ‘.
So dad, Happy Birthday and Yes, I’ll celebrate the wonderful life you had and remember how you encouraged me to quit smoking.