Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The thirty best years of my life

There are no words to explain how the last 30 years have been and what they have meant to us - Ria & I. As a Dad, I am lost for words, the only thing I can do is re-type words of a song right here on our blog which I typed and framed many years ago, and if my memory serves me right I gave it to her when she turned 16. That was a big day in her life, then off to matric in high school . That behind her, she went off to TUKKIES - Pretoria University where she graduated with her degree in Marketing. Today many years later she does us proud, as she has done from the day she was born. With her outlook on life, her school days and achievements, her family bond, unconditional & enduring love for us, her brother Leon with Elizma and little Liam. She had a very soft spot for her Grand-dad, but sadly can hardly remember my Mom - She has very fond memories for her Oupa & Ouma Jonker - Ria's mom and dad.

Today she stands tall amongst many and we stand even taller,
towering above the rest.


Below is a few videos that I have taken snips of and compiled a collage of the years gone by. Enjoy it with us - as we have over the years.

Happy Birthday
" TANIA "

my
" MADAMPIE "

and
Mom's
" MEIS "

30 years old today
07-02-2009


"" DON'T CRY MY LITTLE CHILD - DON'T CRY ""

Don't cry my little child, Don't cry
My love will guide you where ever you roam, You won't ever be alone.

You don't know how we met my little lady
and I wonder if you really care
for I am always close by and around you
YOU are part of this life that we share.
At the time when you were still a baby
you'd wake up at night and you'd cry
I would get up just to comfort you lady
and sing you some sweet lullaby.

Don't cry my little child, Don't cry
My love will guide you where ever you roam, You won't ever be alone.

You are growing up incredibly fast dear
and one day you'll be larger than life
You will spread your wings and you'll fly dear
and i guess you'll become someones wife.
While you are raising your own little baby
You'll realize there is no other love as strong
as the love you sing to your baby
is the same love you hear in our song.

Don't cry my little child, Don't cry
My love will guide you where ever you roam, You won't ever be alone.

Now I won't be around for always
but I'll stay as long as I can
I am hoping to see you get happy
if it fits into GOD's master plan.
You know somehow, I'll always be with you
for its my blood that flows in your veins
and the thoughts that you are thinking may be mine
and the memories of true love remains.

Don't cry my little child, Don't cry
My love will guide you where ever you roam, You won't ever be alone.

Don't cry my little "MADAMPIE" Don't cry

OUGROOTE - BILLY - DAD

07-02-2009
video
School days and other

video
Thank heavens for little girls
for without them, what would Dads do?

video
The one that got away


still to come: Dance Ballerina Dance

3 comments:

Elizma said...

Very nice blog Dad! But it's the 4th today? ;-)

JOYCE TERESA (TESSY) BECHARD said...

Getting it all on the blog for the 7th. As Tania will be away I wish her all the best and just have a wonderful day on your 30th on the 7-2-09

Tania said...

Thanks Dad, I reall enjoyed watching this. It brings back so much memories. All of which are wonderful!! You say "Tahk Heavens for little girls", well, I'm not so little anymore, so I would like to say "Thank Heavens for wonderful parents"! None of these memories would have been possible without you, mom and Leon. From you with me sitting on your leg where you teach me how to catch little fish with a net, to mommy coming to sit by my when I fish at the river, to Leon playing with me in the water and dancing with me. So much love, so little time.......
Love you all!!!