A little over five years ago, I became an official orphan. My father had died when he was 53 and my mother died at 76. She was loved by most, if not all, who knew her. She was giving and kind. We followed her wishes and gave away most of the things in her house, including her car (which was not actually in the house) to those she had befriended.
My wife at the time later succumbed to Ovarian cancer after a six year battle. She died on July 3, 2002 - one day before the nation's independence celebration. I didn't celebrate much that year. Maybe some day I will do a tribute to her and my mother. Words fail me at the moment.
My son got married yesterday. He and his bride are on their way to Jamaica for their honeymoon.
If you came to this blog looking for wisdom or humor today, I apologize. I am just thinking of how much my life has changed in the last three years. I married a lovely woman in 2003 and we will celebrate our 2nd anniversary this year. I went from having one grandchild to having six. With my son's new bride, we extended the family even further. Life is good.
Happy Mother's Day.