Saturday, May 30, 2009

30 May 1994: 15 years and 3 children later (not to mention about 12 moves and 50+ marathons and ultras), she is still hanging around me. Married at the Old Cadet Chapel, West Point, NY. Happy Anniversary, Beautiful.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day, I encourage all to read the words of President Teddy Roosevelt. His speech of 1905 is perhaps the finest ever given on the trials, tribulations, and utter necessity of mothers. This is one of my favorite parts, though there are many to quote.

“No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children…for the lives of these women are often led on the lonely heights of quiet, self-sacrificing heroism.”

You can read the full text at many locations, here is one:

Of course, I got lucky and married a fantastic woman who is a wonderful mother. So even though we recognize the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day, just remember: every day is a good day to celebrate her and motherhood in general.