Wednesday, May 04, 2011
This rightly got me to thinking about last year and who were the influential people in my life. I know I won't have a list of 100 I couldn't even think of 100 people who were influential in my entire life. Let's make it simple and start with just 5.
4. My Dad. He is a Grumpy old Korean man but a fighter. He's a survivor of some serious colon cancer and currently battles diabetes and a wonky thyroid gland that has him on all sorts of meds. He manages to still give me shit about everything with a smile and be as supportive of my upcoming marriage and life choices. He is an old school in Korean traditional values but isn't embarrassed to tell me how proud he is of where I am in my life. Through all the hardship in the past few years he has come out a better person and more understanding. Even in his near 70's he's learning and adapting to the world around him.
5. My Mom. I'm extremely lucky to have two parents both heavily vested into my life. Some people might think it is a pain but I am thankful. My mom as always in my life is a wonder woman. She deals with my Dad's grump daily as well as his whines and new strange dietary requests. She is also not afraid to continue to be an adventurer and learn new things as well. She started to happily join this Humana Senoir center and take classes in Card making, Scrapbooking, Zumba, Tai Chi, Square Dancing, among many more things. On top of all this she is still super mom to me when I am sick or in need of an errand I have no time for myself and The world's Best Grandma to my Niece.
There are a few other people I can think of that are not related to me but I need to ponder this a little more and make a new post just for them.