Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

This mother's Day we will have four generations celebrating together. Four generations of first-born daughters, each of us making our mark in our own way.

Mom was the eldest of five children. She survived the Second World War, and later married a Japanese-American soldier and moved to America. I was her eldest, arriving before my two brothers. I became the first to graduate from college, the first to marry a non-Japanese, and later became the first working mom in the family. Mandy was my first-born. She is a world-traveler, and a first-class school psychologist. And now her first-born, Bridget, is here to begin another generation of strong women.

What's in store for her? Her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother are all eager to find out.

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