Just Another Day to Celebrate
It's the same thing every year. No one else seems to be able to remember Mom & Dad's birthday. How can any children forget their parents' birthday - the people who gave them life?! I make no excuses for anyone.
So far my parents can always count on receiving a birthday card and a phone call on their special day. It's the least I can do.
As usual, Dad didn't do anything special to celebrate his birthday. He ate dinner with Mom and my six-year-old nephew. Dad is a frugal and low-key person. He lives simply. I love my Dad.
Today is also my best friend Jeni's birthday. Jeni & I went through junior high school together. She's been there for me throughout my incarceration. I value our friendship. Though we haven't been communicating for the past two years, I will always remember her birthday and wish her the best. She's a proud mohter of two handsome boys. Happy birthday, Jeni! Family comes first, I understand.
Another person who shares a birthday with my Dad and Jeni is Pimpila. She's the poster girl for Asian American Writers Workshop. I had the pleasure of meeting her last year. Have a great year, Pimpila!