It is Fathers’ Day. My son Rafi is a father — a devoted, loving father and I am proud of him. Surely, he and his lovely Chandra are raising a son who will also be a loving father.
I remember when I’d be pushing little Rafi, dressed in red overalls, in his stroller and strangers would comment: ‘What a beautiful little girl.’ He WAS pretty with his soft brown curls and it didn’t matter to me. I’d just say: ‘Thank you.’ (Red is still my favourite colour.)
When Rafi was very little, we didn’t have the fancy olives displayed in the grocery markets today. I used to buy black olives in cans. He’d push one on each finger and march around the kitchen thrilled with himself. I’d chuckle. He was so much fun.
His sister Susan loved him, but couldn’t help but take advantage of him occasionally. When he was about four, she told him a nickel was worth more than a dime because the nickel was bigger. She was offering to exchange her nickel for his dime. I overheard the transaction and scolded her. Rafi, always the peacemaker, insisted he was the one who wanted the nickel.
I wish my son Rafi, who has given me so much pleasure through the years, all the best on this day devoted to men like him. I am also proud of him and of all his accomplishments.
It’s wonderful to see your children turn into good people and good parents that will produce more people who will become good too!
Yes. It gives me great satisfaction. Thanks for reading and for the comment. All the best, Muriel
A beautiful tribute to your son… love that you’ve lived to see him become a Dad… how awesome… can’t imagine how fun you must be as a grandmother too!
You are so right. I’m grateful for each additional day I am given. And as for being a grandmother, it IS a blast. Life can be great…. All the best, Muriel
That was Carrie who did that to ME with the dimes and nickels! Though I did pull a few on Rafi…one being that when I didn’t want to share my Japanese cracker-coated peanuts, I told him they were lizard eggs so that he wouldn’t want any. It worked!
Ha, ha. I still say it was you Susan.
I remember those peanuts. They were certainly good.
Love ya, Maughm
Thank you for sharing the precious moments in your life.
Thank YOU for reading about them. They were, indeed, precious. All the best, Muriel
Siblings mean lots of fun..
Yes, that can be true. Thanks for reading. Cheers, Muriel
Such beautiful photos and memories. Time really does fly past, doesn’t it? One moment we are holding them by the finger, the next they are taking care of us!
Absolutely right Jaya: Where did all these years go???? Love ya, Muriel
Happy Father’s day to Rafi!
Thanks. I’ll tell him for sure. Muriel
You raised two top-notch children.
Thanks but I think it was more luck than brains. All the best, Muriel
He sure was, but more importantly, he still is! Thanks for reading. Thanks for your comment. Cheers, Muriel
Beautiful article and beautiful photos of Rafi! Yes absolutely he will be great dad! Because when parents are good children of course will be good 🌹🥰well shared 👍
Thank you Priti: How neat that you found and read this post. I found yours interesting too. Nice… Cheers, Muriel
It’s pleasure of mine stay blessed 💐🌸🌹