120+ Heartfelt Happy Birthday Dad in Heaven Wishes

Happy Birthday in Heaven Dad

Losing a father is one of the hardest things that we go through in life.

A father is someone who is always there for us. He taught us lessons that we will keep in our hearts and minds for the rest of our lives.

And after he has passed away, his birthday can be a difficult day, because it is a reminder of someone we lost. But at the same time, it can be a day used to celebrate the life of a man who meant so much to us.

On your dad’s birthday this year, allow us to help you celebrate a beautiful life with some words of memory, and love.

We understand that this may be a difficult day for your whole family. With these thoughtfully crafted birthday messages for a dad in Heaven, we hope you’ll be able to both cherish and honor his memories.

Happy Birthday Dad In Heaven Messages

To the Dad with the biggest heart that was ever on this Earth, I love you so much. I miss you like crazy, and I hope I am making you proud. Happy birthday in Heaven.

To the most amazing man I ever knew, thank you for teaching me to become the man/woman I am today. I hope you look down on me once in a while and smile so big, because you know I am carrying around all that you taught me with such pride. Happy birthday.

When I was younger, I used to look up at you and think, “I am so lucky that I have a Dad like him”. It is only now that I realize just how lucky I really was. I miss you so much, Dad. Happy birthday in Heaven.

Knowing you, there must be one heck of a party going on in Heaven right now. One day, I am going to see you again and join that party, and you are going to have to introduce me to all your new friends. Until then, keep rocking on, Dad. I love you.

This day is never easy, but it is one that I look forward to at the same time. I love thinking back on all of the memories of your time here on Earth. Thank you for the laughs we shared and the joy you gave me. Happy birthday in Heaven, Dad.

Sometimes I think about the hard days when we would argue, and I just think about how silly it was to get so upset over nothing. Where you are now, I know there is only peace and love, and I cannot imagine a better place for someone as amazing as you to spend your birthday. I love you so much, Dad. Heaven is lucky to have you!

Even though you are no longer here on Earth with us, when the family is together, we can still feel you smiling down on us, and through the laughter and the joy we all share, we can feel you here. Happy birthday, Dad. You will always be in our hearts.

Hey Dad, I hope you are partying so much, because your birthday is worth celebrating both on Earth and in Heaven!

I always feel the most connected to you on your birthday. It is a day to remember the good times of laughter and smiles that you brought into my life every day. Happy birthday, Dad. I love you so much. Heaven is so lucky to have you!

I remember playing sports when I was younger and hearing your voice cheer me on from the sidelines. On days like today, when I really listen, I can still hear your voice cheering me on from Heaven. Happy birthday in Heaven to my number one fan.

If you were here today, we would be grilling steaks, sharing a drink, and I would be telling you funny stories about things I got away with when I was younger. Though you are not here, I can still crack open a cold one in your honor. Happy birthday, Dad.

When I was younger, I would yell “I have the best Dad in the world!”, because I looked up to you so much. Then, I grew a little and would say “I have the smartest Dad in the world!”, because I had never met anyone smarter. As an adult, I would think “I have the wisest Dad in the world”, due to all your advice. Today, I know that I was always right. You were all of those things and more. Happy birthday to the wisest, smartest, and best man I ever knew.

I have been told that time heals everything, but something about this day still makes me feel a little sad, and I don’t think that this will go away so soon. However, I do know that you would not want me to be sad, so on this day, I am going to honor you by celebrating a life well lived by one of the best men to have ever lived. Dad, wishing you a very happy birthday in Heaven. I miss you so much.

Dear Dad, you always told me how I am your sunshine, and today, with the soft warmth shining down on me, I know that you are also mine. Happy birthday on such a beautiful day.

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Throughout every day of my life, I am faced with different challenges and issues, and I stop and think about what you would do and what you would tell me to do. I think that is what makes a great father: the ability to be so amazing that your wisdom is still in effect long after you are gone. Happy birthday in Heaven.

Dad, I just want you to know that I am down here trying to be the best father I can be, and I am so blessed to have had the absolute best possible role model to look up to. You would be so proud of me. Happy birthday to my hero.

I know that death is only a part of life, and that there is somewhere you go after, where everything is better, and this is the thought that gets me through the day today — that one day, I will see you again, and we will be together forevermore. Happy birthday, Dad. I miss you so much.

Today, the family is going to get together to celebrate a family member who made this all possible. Thank you for being the glue that holds this family together, even after your passing. You will always be the best person I know. Happy birthday in Heaven.

There are tiny things in life that make me think of you and smile. I will lose the TV remote or change the thermostat, and I will think: ‘hey, my Dad used to do this’. Today, you are in my mind because it is your birthday, but I just want you to know that even without an official reason to celebrate, you are still on my mind. Happy birthday, Dad. You will be with me always.

Dad, it feels like just yesterday that you were teaching me how to ride a bike, showing me how to drive a car, or moving me into college. I will carry all of those moments in my heart forever. Happy birthday to my first teacher and best friend. Heaven’s lucky to have you!

Dad, you were never the loudest voice in the room, but you were the loudest presence. Yours was a quiet dignity, and all I aim to be in life is someone that you would nod to and be proud of, even now, from Heaven. Happy birthday, Dad. This is all for you.

Sometimes, I will be walking outside, and I will see the car you used to drive on the street, or I might hear your name being called by someone. They are little moments, but they feel like signs sent from Heaven to remind me that you are still here with and for me. Happy birthday, Dad. I will love you always.

I cannot even describe how much I would give to see your face again. Your presence has always been the most comforting thing for me. Today, I feel you with me, and that is the best feeling of all. Happy birthday, Dad. I miss you so much.

Happy birthday, Dad. You were always the man I would call when I got really exciting news or when I needed to cry. No matter what, I could always depend on you to celebrate or mourn with me. I still talk to you to this day, and even though you are in Heaven now, I am comforted in the feeling that you are still listening.

Even though you are gone, I still feel your gentle hand protecting me every day. It feels as though, when you passed away, God decided to make you my guardian angel. I am truly honored to be in your care for the rest of my life. Happy birthday, Dad. We will meet again soon.

I know you are still here, because I can see your spirit and your love in the eyes of my own kids. Something about that is the work of God Himself. Happy birthday, Dad.

I wish you were here with us to celebrate your birthday and make us all laugh like you were so good at doing. Mom is doing the best that she can, but there is just nothing like one of your corny jokes. Happy birthday, Dad. You are dearly missed.

Something about your life sounds like it could have been a fairytale or a dream. You married an amazing woman, had incredible kids, and when you passed on, you left them knowing that your love is still with them. That has to be the happiest ending to your life that could have been. Happy birthday, Dad, and happy ever after.

God decided that it was time for you to go home to Him, and though I am sad that you have left us, I am so comforted in knowing that you are with Him forever more. I hope He is throwing you the biggest birthday party ever in Heaven!

I hope they have barbecue, beer, and football in Heaven, because I know those were always some of your favorite things! Happy birthday in Heaven, Dad.

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I keep telling myself that I am going to see you again and someday we will be able to celebrate your birthday together again, but it can be hard. I just want you to know you are in my thoughts today, Dad. I love you. Happy birthday in Heaven.

If I close my eyes, I can imagine giving you a big birthday hug. I hope you can imagine that too, as one day it will happen again. Happy birthday in Heaven. I miss you.

Dear Dad, your spirit lives on with the rest of us here on Earth as we all gather to celebrate a man who always knew exactly what to say. In your memory I say, happy birthday in Heaven.

While you are up there partying it up with grandma and grandpa, I hope you all take a minute to look down and join the party we are throwing for you too. Happy birthday, Dad.

Even though you are gone, you will never be forgotten. We will carry your torch and continue to live with the joy that you instilled in us from the moment I was born. Happy birthday to the most amazing father I could ever have asked for. Heaven is the luckiest, because it has you!

Hey Dad, if I could have one more conversation with you in this life, I would ask you: ‘are you proud of me?’. I want you to know that each day I wake up with one goal in mind, and that is to earn the answer to that question. One day, we will meet again in Heaven, and I will ask you, but until then, I am living to make you proud. Happy birthday, Dad. I love you.

They say not to mourn the loss too long and to instead begin to celebrate the life that you did live. I think today is a bit of both, because while I am full of sadness that you cannot be here with us any longer, just thinking of you makes me want to smile. Happy birthday, Dad!

Dear Dad, I remember how you used to pray with me before I went to sleep each night. You would tell me that God is listening, and I was always so amazed. I hope that you are listening now, because I really want you to know that I am thinking of you today, and I love and miss you very much. Happy birthday in Heaven.

Happy birthday to the most amazing father to myself, husband to Mom, and all-around person. You truly were the most dedicated man to every person in your life, and you have shown us how to live better ourselves. We miss you so much. Happy birthday in Heaven.

If I could see you one last time, I do not think I would say anything. I think I would probably just give you a big hug and hold you for as long as I could. Happy birthday, Dad. I love you so much.

Happy Birthday Dad In Heaven Quotes

He adopted a role called ‘being a father’ so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector.” — Tom Wolfe

Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” — Barack Obama

He wipes tears off my face, and then snot. He uses his hands. He loves me that much.” ― Nina LaCour

The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched.” — Justin Ricklefs

I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” — Calvin Johnson

To her, the name of father was another name for love.” — Fanny Fern

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” — Reed Markham

The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.” — Tim Russert

She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” — Harper Lee

Fathers are the pillars of the home. Without them, the citadel of confidence crumbles. Without them, the tendrils of hope withers. Without them, sweet and great dreams turn to nightmares.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

We must work so hard in our lives that our father can get the status of a respected father.” ― Imran Anjum

When I was little, I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to Heaven, because if he went to H*ll, he would put out all the fires.” ― Jodi Picoult

From my dad, I learned to be good to people, always to be honest and straightforward. I learned hard work and perseverance.” — Luke Bryan

The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They’re not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion—to care about people and about your children.” — Denzel Washington

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’” — Michael Jordan

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.” — Maria Cuomo Cole

Lookin’ back, all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be.” — Brad Paisley

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.” ― Prevost Abbe

A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. He needs to be given swagger, taught how to read a map so that he can recognize the roads that lead to life and the paths that lead to death, how to know what love requires, and where to find steel in the heart when life makes demands on us that are greater than we think we can endure.” ― Ian Morgan Cron

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.” — Jim Valvano

Happy Birthday In Heaven Dad Quotes

” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

It takes great courage to love unconditionally.” ― Isaac Mogilevsky

He promised us that everything would be okay. I was a child, but I knew that everything would not be okay. That did not make my father a liar. It made him my father.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer

A father is the template of a man Nature gives a girl.” ― Allison Pearson

Nobody really dies if they live in your heart and your mind every second, without pauses.” ― Fernando González y Lozano

Our greatest gift in life is Love and the wisdom of our Fathers.” ― Dr. Tony Beizaee

I love you dad
More than you’ll ever know I know you’ll be in Heaven as a shining star
No matter how faraway you go
You are never too far
” ― Jyoti Patel

Fatherhood is the wisdom to inspire that nothing is impossible to fulfill your children’s dream.” ― Dr. Tony Beizaee

Perhaps that is what it means to be a father—to teach your child to live without you.” — Nicole Krauss

One way or another he’ll always be your daddy; not even all-powerful death was going to change that.” — Ben Fountain

There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.” — George R.R. Martin

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us.” — Umberto Eco

Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don’t misunderstand me, both are needed― but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence.” ― William Paul Young

He was a father. That’s what a father does, eases the burdens of those he loves, saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” ― George Saunders

That was when the world wasn’t so big and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero and not a human.” ― Markus Zusak

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.” ― Lydia Maria Child

Short Happy Birthday Dad In Heaven Poems

My Dad, the Party Man

He would walk into a room and turn on the music.
He would say, ‘get up off your feet!’, and start to dance.
And we would all just listen, get up, dance with him.
He made it look so easy — being the life of the party.
Today I know that up in Heaven there’s a party.
And it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
Because it’s my Dad’s birthday, and no matter what,
He is going to get everyone up and dancing.

Happy Birthday Song

Happy birthday dear Dad,
Though you’re gone, we aren’t sad.
For we know you’re still with us,
And for this we are glad!

Dad’s Hands

I remember his hands
How they could fix anything
How I marveled at their strength
Their loving power.
Large and rough with
Dirt lining each crease
They held my tiny fingers and
They held up my world.

Your Words

On this night I lie awake
I feel my mind about to shake
But ‘thorns do not roses make’
Your wisdom comes to me.
‘Stay beautiful as a flower’
‘Stay powerful at every hour’
The thoughts of your words I’ll devour
Like a lullaby to sleep.

The Things You Gave Me

A watch. A few books you enjoyed. A hat. A collection of photos.
A nose (everyone says I have your nose). A cleft chin. Eye color.
Poise. Honor. Morals. The strength to go on without you.
You gave me so much over the years. I am a product of your making.
I look at all of these things, and think of you. I think of how lucky I am.
On days like today, I am even more grateful. On days like today,
I celebrate the man who made so much — who made me.


You always taught me to keep my promises, that giving your word is sacred.
I remember the last thing you promised me, that you would be with me always.
There are moments and there are days that I do not feel you here.
Those are the days I feel at my worst, like the world is caving in over me.
But then, I remember your promise, how sure your voice was, how strong.
I take a breath. I lean back, and I listen to the sounds of the world around me.
And I swear in those moments, in the quiet hum of the Earth, I can hear you.
I can hear your voice telling me you’re here. You are always here on this day.

The Things I Will Always Remember

Blanket forts and ice cream in the back of your car.
Your smile holding a single lit cigar.
How you cheered for me like I was a star.
I can never forget these moments.
Hugs goodnight and hugs awake.
Cooking ribs and grilling steak.
How you forgave each small mistake.
The things I will always remember.

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Your voice in my mind sings me lullabies each night.
Reminds me of home — of your beautiful life.
The smell of your coffee when I woke up each day,
The smile you gave me, how it’s there when I pray.
I never knew how lucky I was, but I know it well now,
For the love that you gave me, forever somehow.
I can feel it each night when you sing me that tune.
I can feel it each night, the sweet song of you.

The Birthday

There are a few days that I struggle through each year.
The anniversary of your return home to Heaven
And the anniversary of your start on this Earth.
Two opposites, like yin and yang, yet they both
Sting like nettles hidden in the year’s grass.
I miss the days when I did not have to think at all–
When we could just sit together and laugh
I eagerly wait for these days to come again.

Lessons in Soccer

The day I fell and scraped my knee on the soccer field
Was the same day you sat me down and told me you were proud of me.
I asked, ‘For what? I fell. I failed’, but you only laughed.
You told me, ‘For getting back up and playing through it.
For not letting failure keep me on the ground’.
You taught me many things in your life, but this above all:
Never give up even when you fall.

Dance Again Soon

You bought me a dress for the school dance.
It was pink or maybe blue — I do not remember.
I waited for my date to pick me up, running late.
It turned 8 or maybe 9 — I do not remember.
What I do remember is how you walked in,
Reached out your hand and danced with me yourself.
I did not need to go to anywhere else when I had you,
And I look forward to the day we dance again soon.

A Father’s Embrace

A Father’s embrace is the biggest act of love,
And it’s something I still feel sent down from above.
It’s a hug or a kiss, but it’s also a promise.
It’s protection, connection, a moment of solace.
It’s being held, and knowing you’re okay.
It’s feeling warm and safe in every way.
My Father’s embraces were the best of any,
And though he is gone, I still feel them plenty.

A Party in Heaven

The party has started and the angels are singing.
Balloons float like clouds and the music is swinging.
There’s a pile of presents in the corner from guests.
You have opened a few, time to open the rest.
You are all grilling steaks as the cake starts to leaven
This is what it’s like for my dad’s birthday in Heaven.

Bible Verses To Wish Happy Birthday Dad In Heaven

The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.” Isaiah 57:1-2

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4

Listen to your father, who gave you life.” Proverbs 23:22

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.” Malachi 4:6

Bible verses for father in heaven

The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.” Proverbs 23:24

Therefore, we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

They can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.” Luke 20:36

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” John 11:25-26

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:3-4

“‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.’” Revelation 14:13

But our citizenship is in Heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:20-21

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

Teach us to realize: the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” Psalms 90:12

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the Heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to hurt and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiates 3:1-4

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Happy Birthday Dad In Heaven From Daughter

Hi Dad, I just want you to know that I am thinking about you today, as I do every year. Your birthday marks the day that one of the best people who ever walked this Earth was born, and I swear I will celebrate it in your memory every time, because you are a man worth remembering. I love you so much. Happy birthday in Heaven!

I was always so proud when I walked into school after you had done my hair. It takes a strong man to care so well for his daughter, and you were the strongest of all. Thank you for caring for me so much. Happy birthday in Heaven!

I think the best memories I have with you are simple ones where we are talking about nothing and laughing about silly jokes. That joy is what I will carry with me forever, because though you may be gone, that feeling never will be.

I wish you would be there to walk me down the aisle in person one day, but I know that no matter what, you will still be there with me, looking down from Heaven. I miss you so much, Dad.

To my mighty protector, from when I was small to your last day on this Earth, you were always there to comfort me from life’s hardships. That is a feeling I will never forget. I love you so much. Happy birthday in Heaven.

Happy birthday Dad. Over the years, you have taught me how to be myself, to stay true to my morals, and to never give up. These lessons will be with me forever, and I owe it all to you.

One of my favorite things was every night that you would come and tuck me in. I can still feel you kissing my cheek goodnight. I know today, I will feel it just as strongly. Happy birthday, Dad. I love you.

The best feeling in the world has always been receiving one of your hugs. They are the most comforting thing in the world, and I miss them so much. Today, I am sending a million hugs to you in Heaven, and I know I can feel them back too. Happy birthday.

Happy Birthday In Heaven Dad From Daughter

Having a daughter like me must have required a lot of patience, but I remember you loving me so well, and I am just so honored that all you did you did for me. Happy birthday to the most patient man I have ever known.

Happy birthday to the man that showed me what it meant to be a leader and to lead with kindness and respect. You will always be the reason I’ve become the woman I am today. I love you.

Dad, I miss the way you would hold me when I was sad. There was something so comforting about you always being there for me, arms outstretched. I know that one day you will be able to hold me again, but until then, I just want you to know how much I love and miss you. Happy birthday to the greatest father ever.

Over the years I was blessed enough to have you in my life, you showed me what a man is supposed to be, and you have set a standard for my life. I know what I am worth because of you, and I am so grateful for that. Happy birthday to the best man I have ever known.

No matter how old I get, I will always be your little girl. I will always be the one who held onto your ankle as you walked around the house, who stole bites off your plate, and who looked up to you more than anyone else. Happy birthday in Heaven, from your baby, forever and always.

Happy birthday, Dad. This day is always hard for me, but there are little things that comfort me so much. For one, I kept your sweatshirt, and I wear it with pride on this day, because it belonged to the man who did so much for me and for everyone around him. These are the memories I hold closest to my heart. I love you.

I may not remember every word that you ever said to me. I may not remember the small things like when you held the door or bought me lunch. In time, I may not remember some of the memories that made up such an amazing Dad, but I will always remember the love that you showed me, your little girl. Happy birthday up there, Dad. I am sending you so much love.


Losing a member of your family is an extremely difficult thing to go through. When that family member is a father, it can mean losing a role model, a protector, and a caretaker who raised you.

In an effort to both recognize the loss of such a great man but also celebrate his life, we have created a collection of messages that are meant to help you feel connected with him. While your heart must be heavy from such a loss, the memories of a life well lived can be healing on days such as his birthday.

In this article, we have multiple sections of messages and quotes designed to bring you comfort and love in your father’s memory. There are famous quotes, lovely poems, and bible verses for those who are more religious. There is also a section for words from a daughter, for a father-daughter relationship is one of the strongest out there. We hope these messages will help you cherish your sweetest memories with your father, as he smiles down on you from Heaven.

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