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Seven Years

Seven Years, cartoon at XKCD


Randall Munroe posted this yesterday1 methinks, or the day before.

And I immediately cried.2

When Abby was diagnosed with cervical cancer two years ago, the docs said we should be grateful, she had the non life threatening kind.
Even so, the last two years have been full of ups and downs and lots of uncertainty.
(We’ll be at the “How long does it take to read a scan?” stage again soon as we checkup after two years)

I think I understand a little of what Becky & Kate are going through, having gone through some of it ourselves.
And I have no words to express what Becky must be going through or how Kate must be holding up.

All I can do is pray.

If you would, please go help Becky here



And Abby, 2018? It’s a date!


  1. Today is the 15th of December, 2017. 

  2. So did Abby, once she read this 

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Not all superheroes wear capes!



Happy birthday, Mummy!

Love from Daddy …

and the rest of your entire brood!

Almost 40

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They danced for nearly forty long years.

And we loved them every minute.

Happy anniversary, mummy & daddy!

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Happy Anniversary, wife!

I don’t know how to live without you!


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Omnia mors æquat.

“Death levels all things.”

Claudianus

And so, I take each new day with gratitude.


Happy Birthday Abbygail!


You turn 34 today!
I’ve known you for seventeen of those years.
(I’ve known you half your life! :)
We’ve been in love, eight.
And I’ve been privileged to share my life with you,
and walk with you for nearly, six.

I cannot imagine life without you.

You love crazy movies;
(Which you drag me to.)
You can engineer anything out of anything.
(rain gutters out of old bisleri bottles,
window screens out of old packing material.)
You fill our home with warmth.
(occasionally by burning stuff on the stove,
mostly with love and cakes.)
You keep me sane.
(by reminding me, that all we ever need is love and fresh air.)

You’re wiser than me,
stronger than me,
and way cooler than me :)

Happy birthday, sweetheart ❤️
I love you!

Happy Birthday VK!

I lucked out when I met you on Feb 22nd, 1997 at my very first job interview.

For all the photos I’ve shot of people, I still don’t have one of yours :)
You’ve been my guilty secret :P

While my life has been filled with turmoil, for the past fifteen years, you’ve been the one I counted on.
You’ve always been my rock!

You made sure work was a safe haven and a joy to do.

Boss, mentor, big brother, mother, father, best friend, you’ve been all that and more.

You’re the only one I can truly be myself with
I can tell you anything.
You taught me integrity.
You taught me how to form lasting friendships.
You taught me to laugh at myself.
You taught me how to live.

It’s been 20 years now.
You’ve been a big part of me, for more than half my life.
I cannot imagine life without you being there.
Others might come and go, but you’re always the presence that arches over everything.

When I was young and ignorant, I always took you for granted.
When I was older and somewhat wiser, I was too shy to tell you, how I felt.
So even this post is, in a way, cheating.
I’m still too shy and you are still too gruff and big bearish :D

But I am thankful. And I am grateful.
And I do love you.

Happy Birthday!