On a personal note...


It started when I got books from the library and they printed out the little slip to let me know when to return the books. It said 01/20/10. I looked at it, noted that it was some important date that I should remember and then went on with my life. The date came up again last week and again. I wondered what it was that I was supposed to be remembering about 01/20/10. I briefly thought of my sister, but her birthday is not until the 24th (Happy early Birthday, Sis). But it was only about half way through the day yesterday that it finally hit me what the significance of the date was. It would have been my parent's 50 wedding anniversary. Granted, were Mum still with us it still would not have been a celebration since they had divorced some years ago. But she did always note the date with a passing bit of wistfulness since they went their separate ways. I'm sure she'd be a bit sad today. Me? I'm thankful and consider it a time of reflection, if not celebration. Were it not for that event 50 years ago I probably wouldn't be here. I wouldn't have a wonderful father and sister and I would not have continued on with the legacy that is my family. So, for me... I think I'll probably shed a tear or two, but I'll also raise a glass in celebration.

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