For Mom and Dad,for all the whispers of joy in the midst of life’s chaos, contributing to life’s refrain
i wrote the following for the preface:
I was planning to call this book something else, with the word ‘stuff’ in it. However, Key said that ‘stuff’ sounds so boring. Then we said that we should get a line from one of the poems or essays in the book. Thus, life’s refrain. If life were a song, I hope that the poems and essays in this book can be its refrain. Just hum it and add la, la, la … The idea of putting these on paper came up as my siblings and I were planning to celebrate our Mom’s diamond birthday this year (2008). Seventy-five years … not just golden but diamond years. Precious, best, forever …
A sister (Marlyn) also shares the same birthday with her. I remember that time way back in November 1968 when we were all expecting Mom to give birth to Marlyn. She waited until the 12th to come out.
My prayer is that through my writings I can convey my love and appreciation for my Mom and my sis, and to all family members.
May your lives be guided by the Lord Almighty day by day and that each day will be filled with gladness and joy as you trust in Him.