Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Tata!!!

One of Tata's visits to see us. Sophia was almost two. She spent every moment possible on Tata's shoulders. She would sing, "happy , happy, happy".


Tata is Polish for Daddy. Today is my Father- in - law's birthday.He is the only person I have ever called Daddy. My parents were divorced when I was a baby. When I was a little girl I used to sit in my room and pray that my father would come back, he never did (thank God), but I grew up always longing for a "daddy".

Two months after Peter and I were married I met Tata. He along with his wife Jola (Peter's mom died when he was 18, and Tata remarried an incredible woman) and son Michael came to America to visit us. We hit it off instantly. It was as if I always new him. We didn't speak the same language but understood each other perfectly.

They stayed for two months and when it was time for them to go it was the worst good bye ever. Since then we have met either here or in Poland four more times. That's not a lot of visits in the last almost fifteen years, but we have a lot of memories in those few visits, more memories than my real father could ever give me.

I don't think I can put into words exactly what you mean to me, Tata, except that I've been praying for you since I was a little girl. You are the daddy that I longed for.
God did answer my prayers for a daddy, long after I gave up and stopped praying.

I hope your day was fabulous!!!!!

Exactly four years ago we were all together in Florida. It was the happiest time ever. We haven't seen each other since then. I think it's time you come to visit us, Tata. You haven't meet Emilia yet!!!



Love you so much,
Stefcia xoxox

10 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

Awe that is so precious. You have two daddys, the One who you prayed to and your Tata. What a blessing. Happy Birthday Tata, you sound like one incredible man.

mandd3 said...

It is so amazing to sit back and watch the way God works. Congratulations on getting a wonderful daddy in your life.

Lacey said...

I always forget your polish. It was our Dzia Dzia's birthday too!

To Love Endlessly said...

What a sweet birthday post. Brought tears to my eyes in fact.

Pom Pom said...

This brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful story of father/daughter love. He IS your daddy, an earthly father resembling your heavenly Father who adores you so much! I have to tell you, Emilia's face is pure sunshine - a reminder that all is right, very right, with the world.

Tata said...

I think I'm speaking for whole our familly especially Tata saying "We love You all and thank You very, very much, this was one of the best present ever" Dad and we are looking forward to see U all. Mike

amy flege said...

how wonderful and a blessing!

Suzie said...

What a beautiful post!

Tina said...

What a beautiful post, so very touching, brought tears to my eyes...what a blessing that you have found someone who you can call daddy, I am sure he is just as lucky to have you in his life. I hope you get to see each other again soon.

Missy said...

Beautifully said bud, simply perfect in every way! Just like YOU!! xo