Happy Birthday, Dad!
One of the hardest things about living so far from Australia is that I don't get to celebrate, in person, special days like today with my family. Still, each and every one of my family members are always in my thoughts and prayers - and on this particular day, my Dad especially.
I've noted previously that my brothers and I are incredibly fortunate to have Gordon James Bayly as our Dad. He is a man of integrity, compassion, and selfless service to others. We experienced and witnessed such qualities growing up in Gunnedah, and they’re still very much part of our father today.
I love you, Dad, and can’t thank you enough for all you continue to be and give to me, my brothers, our family, and so many others whose lives are touched by yours.
For some great photos of Dad through the years, click here.
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Congratulations, Mum and Dad!
Commemorating My Grandfather, Aub Bayly, and the Loss of the AHS Centaur
Remembering Nanna Smith
The Bayly Family - January 2010
The Bayly Family - January 2009
The Bayly Family - July 2006
Catholic Rainbow (Australian) Parents