Sunday, June 15, 2008

My dad and I

Wayne and Amy 1956, originally uploaded by AmyEmilia.

We both look so young! Dad was still in medical school, and I was maybe 6 months old? Not sure. My mom took the picture. She told me that at one time, they had $0.13 in the bank. But they never skimped on photos - there are quite a few that have survived the years so I suppose there were even more.

My dad... well... what can anyone really say about their dad?

Mine is

  • Special, of course!
  • Dedicated, hard-working, smart, tells a great story, kind, funny, quietly courageous, and humble.
  • Known world-wide for his scientific endeavors (although you wouldn't hear it from him).
  • Speaks French fluently, and I'm sure his Kikongo, Swahili, Lingala, and German would brush right up with some use.
  • Even in his retirement he still works to better the lives of those suffering from tropical diseases.
  • Together with my mom, he has raised 4 kids who all managed to succeed in their various ways.

I feel so lucky to be their daughter. Thanks Dad and Mom!


Italy expat said...

really sweet picture, your posts are always interesting, keep writing

Italy expat said...

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