Friday, February 11, 2011

a happy birthday

For two weeks out of every year, my husband and his older sister are the same age. Because of this (and a loving mother whom no one can seem to say no to) we also have several photos like the one above spanning their lifetimes.

My mother-in-law was told she'd never have children, but four years into their marriage the birth of their miracle child came to be followed by another, and another, and so it continued. There were struggles, but there was love. My father-in-law passed away four years ago surrounded by his entire family. Everyone. His wife, his children, their spouses, his grandchildren ... even his brother and sister witnessed his last breath. Money has always been scarce, but riches .... riches have been always abounding.


  1. Aaaah, what a great story. I love stories like this.

    Happy B-day Deano!

    Hopefully one of these days we can celebrate together :D

  2. They ALL look like Dean! I mean...they ALL look like Dean!

    Slim Shady

  3. Monique - I shall relay your greetings momentarily, and we'd LOVE to celebrate with yous guys.

    Slim - The kiddo here next to me seems to be sorely Eminem under educated (homeschooling being what it is today and all) and thought you were a girl. I informed her otherwise, but you prolly get that alot. :P