My parents grew up very poor in Taiwan. They moved to the United States for more opportunities and to find their American dream. They have been married for 42 years (this July). They have 3 children who are all faithful Christians and 3 ridiculously adorable grandsons. They live in a beautiful home in a fantastic neighborhood. They are extremely happy. That, in and of itself is their American dream. From here on out, everything else is just decadent icing on their proverbial cake. During my trip home, my dad shared this powerfully understated bible verse with me that continues to guide his life:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Yesterday, I did a mini session with my parents just for fun and everything you are about to see is what I hope to still have with Brisa in 38 more years of marriage. I love my parents very much and they have sacrificed so much without complaint to give us countless opportunities to fail and succeed in our lives with unyielding love, support and encouragement. Thank you mom and dad for everything, but especially for my smiley and always laughing personality!
This is the view from our front yard. My parents have done quite well for themselves, haven’t they?