Four years is quite a while in the passage of time. Long enough for many things to happen... expected & unexpected things. Like, Titanic was dethroned by Avatar...or the election of Obama...or my hair turning silver :)
But I bet if my dad were still alive, his BIGGEST surprise & delight would be to see Rachael been added to the family!
Rachael, born on March 11th, would be his 8th grandchild. She is such a beautiful girl! Absolutely gorgeous! Praise the LORD!
Having 8 grand-kids might sound like a "nightmare" to some, but I know for my dad...he wished for more. So I know for sure he would absolutely be blown away with the arrival of Rachael.
I used to listen in disgust and horror the philosophy of having a largish family - all under one roof - from my grandmother and my dad. It was the aspiration of all traditional Chinese men. It just sounded so tribal & primitive ;)
But recently I think I am beginning to see the "wisdom" in having such a "community"... especially when I see THIS pix:
My beloved Ah Lung kuku has 16 grand-kids!!!!
Well, it seems like our hope of EVER surpassing that Mt. Everest figure lies with...
(urrr...no, that baby is not Rachael...that was Bethany)
Yes, my brother, you can DO it!!! ;)
Praise the LORD for my dad & the largish circle of relatives that I have!