Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day to my mom! Even though I give her a hard time and don't always speak to her using a patient and respectful tone of voice, I consider her one of my heroes. As a child growing up in Okinawa, she survived World War II and eventually married an American GI. Her life is a wonderful story, yet much of it remains a mystery to me because she has been hesitant to tell it. When pressed, she'll offer a few nuggets of info here and there, but she remains otherwise silent about the bulk of her life. I'll drag it out of her one day. . .