Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

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. . .

She still lives in my hometown in North Carolina, and I'm up here in New York, so I wasn't able to spend Mother's Day with her.  I sent her a gift and called her today.  It's times like these that I wish I lived closer.

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