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  1. Cathryn Okasaki
    Cathryn Okasaki November 21, 2012 at 10:43 am |

    Wonderful article Doug . . . I am so grateful for your mother, who touched my life and molded yours . . . I think we were given a background of steadiness, faithfulness and self discipline . . . I reflect often on how this nurturing shaped my own life . . . we had such good mentors . . . it has made for a good life and when the hurtles have assailed my own life, it is their strengths I pull on . . . I am so grateful . . . grateful to my own parents, grateful for the choices I have made, so grateful for my family and so grateful for the hope we have by faith . . . of course, I could have been born a singer . . . but oh well, I’ll take what I have been given and smile. Hugs

  2. Bob
    Bob December 4, 2012 at 2:01 am |

    Yep, a well written and inspiring article Doug, thank you! I also second what Cathryn says above: I am so grateful — grateful to my own parents, grateful for the choices I have made, so grateful for my family and so grateful for the hope we have by faith — of course, I could have been born a singer — but oh well, I’ll take what I have been given and smile.” Indeed where would we be without our parents, our family and those who, in one way or another, have helped us along this sometimes hard and difficult road we walk called “Life”. Thank you one and all!