There is a man in my life who taught me what love is. It's not diamonds, or fancy cars, mansions, or extravagant trips. It's not hugging and kissing or even sharing your wedding vows. It's cleaning up after your your spouse when they cannot do it anymore. It's putting on your wife's make-up and calling your daughter's on hair advice to style your wife's hair. It's calling your daughters to refill concealer for your wife so her black circles underneath her eyes can be covered up. It's washing your wife's sheets and making her dinner every night. It's giving everything you have to your family because they need you. It's changing out all the toilet's in your house to higher and larger seats because your wife is too afraid to sit too low. It's changing out your box springs so your wife's bed can be easier to get in and out of. It's driving a smaller car, so your wife can get in and out of more easily. These are the actions I see by my dad everyday for the past 5 years. He does all this and has two jobs outside of the house. He is most honorable and I wish him a most honorable birthday today as he celebrates another year. He can never leave this world because I need him on a daily basis. Here's to another 69 years! I love you dad and respect you to the highest. Happy Birthday, filakia Ninaki.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Today is my mom's birthday. She will celebrate with her daughters, and her grandkids, and with the love of her life, my dad. She will smile as she always does these days and laugh, but she won't celebrate the way she used to. I remember when it was my mom's birthday she would dress up, put her high heels on, drop us off to school and go to the mall. Everyone knew her there at Gottschalks and she would tell everyone it's my birthday! And she would get so many wishes. She LOVED birthdays, hers and her children. That is probably why I hold them so dear and celebrate so big. I love you mom, and I wish you a very happy birthday. You won't be putting on your heels today, since your physical therapist has recommended nothing but flats from now on; you won't be dressing up in your favorite dress, and sadly you haven't been to the mall in so long since walking long distances is not your favorite thing to do anymore. But you will smile, you will hug, and you will be enjoying your day as you always do, and sissy and I will celebrate you and your birthday today! Love you so much.