Happy Birthday Prime Minister Harper, 50 is a wonderful age, mature enough to handle anything, but still young enough to enjoy life and everything it has to offer!
Here are some of my favorite pictures of the Prime Minister.
This one was taken by Dr. Roy:
Remember back when the kids were still tiny and the media was ragging on about how Ben didn't hug his Dad in this one? It's still one of my favorites.
Then we have one that shows the laughter in PM Harper's eyes, so much for the petty media and their "cold blue eyes" garbage.
And finally my personal favorite, Rigger and PM Harper, who knew he loves dogs too!
I have thought about my meeting with PM Harper, and I am even more impressed with him now then I was before. He was very easy to talk to, I expected to be nervous but he put me as ease immediately. He looks directly at you and listens, then he asks pertinent questions. There is nothing elitist or arrogant about him. I actually felt a real connection to him, I can picture him happily sitting at home watching a hockey game or playing with his kids.
After I showed some people at work the picture of Rigger with the PM, one lady piped up and said she really liked him because he is a great father. That is what appeals to us ladies, a real down to earth family man who cares deeply about his family and his country.
So, Mr. Prime Minister, enjoy this special day with family and friends. The media is trying to make it political, but it's not. The leader of our great country deserves to celebrate his birthday however he wants to, and if the media is in a snit (again) because it doesn't include them, TOO BAD!
In 10 years, I want to see 60 pink flamingos on the lawn of 24 Sussex celebrating PM Harper's 60th birthday!