When I scrolled down a bit in my Toronto 2006 album, I came upon this one, taken a couple months later.
"How many seats do we have in the car?" I asked.
So it was that my parents ended up hosting seven university-aged girls for Easter weekend. In that photo, we were decorating eggs. We also went to Niagara Falls, the Olive Garden, the Easter Church service, and the old abandoned psychiatric center, because obviously. Of those seven girls, three now have doctorates, two are teachers, one is a nurse, four are living overseas, and three will be married by the end of the summer.
I scrolled down a bit further and came upon this gem.
Realising I'd strayed from my original mission, I went next into my album of old family photos. There I found this.
So, today, on the 19th of April, in the most roundabout of ways, a happy birthday to My-my, and much love to my mom, who I know is thinking of her today.