Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August 8th

{In which I celebrate a special day}

Lots of things going on these few days! August 6th was the Asian equivalent of Valentine's Day (July 7th on the lunar calendar). And today is Father's Day in Taiwan since 8/8 sounds like "dad" in Mandarin. My coworkers were surprised to hear that Father's Day happens in June in the States!

But neither of those is the reason for today's post. My dad already got his Father's Day post for the year, and as for Valentine's Day... well, if I ever get a boyfriend, that's when I'd feature photos of him as a kid or something. Because what are special occasion posts for, if not sharing old photos?

Look at this one and see if you can guess what's so special about today:

Yup! Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad! Here are more photos of my gorgeous Mom and handsome Dad looking young and in love:

And here they are, decades later:

See? Incredibly gorgeous and handsome. :)

Mom and Dad, I know your relationship has had its ups and downs. I just want to say thank you so much for fighting for your marriage, for sacrificing for our family, and for your commitment to keep moving forward together. Your love for each other is the most precious gift you can give to Diane and me, and I'm so grateful for all you've done to provide us with a loving home. I've learned so much about forgiveness and love and family from you, and I hope that you will continue to cherish one another and be role models for Diane and me. Congratulations on your anniversary, and thank you. I love you both so, so much.

Here's to many more years of walking through life together, and much love, joy and unity. <3

with love,


  1. This post just brings soooooo many smiles to my face!! (((((((((:

  2. Oh Wow!!! Congratulations Uncle Patrick and Auntie Cora!

  3. Your parents are soooo adorable.  I just gave you an award!  Come on by the blog :)

  4. Hehe I know, right? :) Thanks for the award, Sophia!