"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Monday, January 26, 2015

Aig and the Big 6-4

We all got together for the Wilson Birthday Bash the day before my Dad's actual birthday. We stayed later than we should have visiting, and my Dad (called "Bumpa Aig") put Annie to sleep tickling her back. This is a common sight when we visit. I snapped a picture and sent it to him on his birthday with the title "Happy Birthday Bumpa Aig!"

His response:

"I stayed in bed watching 'Let's Make A Deal', had cake for breakfast, listened to the Beatles song 'When I'm Sixty Four', and put this picture on my PC background. Love, Aig"

Life is simple, and life is so so short. I believe that is whey we have such a hard time with "aging"- we can't fathom that time has actually moved that quickly! Each stage of life brings new joys- from having your back tickled, to watching your daughter have her back tickled, to being the grandparent that tickles the backs.

I hope I get to reach 64 and enjoy similar things. For now, I am thankful that my parents are still alive, and that I get to share time with my kids with them. I am lucky. 

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