Sunday, April 17, 2005


79 years ago in a land far away, my parents were born. They are exactly the same age. Well my Mom was born an hour and a half ahead of my Dad, that detail doesn't come out unless needed in the case of leverage.

They were raised in different cities separated by a few hundred kilometers. They met while in college, Dad in Medical School and Mom in Law School. I am not quite sure of the details but I do know that my Dad transferred schools so that either they could be closer or that was what facilitated their meeting. I will have to get back to you on the details. Either way, if you ask my Dad he will tell you that it was my Mom's encouragement and support that got him through Medical School. Their courtship was very traditional for their generation. It has been said that my Dad would sell his own medical books to be able to afford to bring Mom flowers. There are hundreds of stories that I am chronicling. I promise to share a few in the future.

They have been married for almost 52 years. To this day their relationship remains special. Of course they have their moments of discontent, they are human. My sisters and I have been blessed to have been raised by such a great set of parents. There always was and continues to be much humor and love in our lives.

Happy Birthday Mom and Dad! May you have many, many more.

1 comment:

HotForSimon said...

Awww....Happy Birthday, mom and dad!!!

I've never had anyone sell medical books to buy ME flowers...that's so sweet!!! Awww!!!