Friday, April 3, 2009

What happens when you meet your friend's parents first.

Q. Can you provide an example of high school sweethearts who are still that way today?
A. Mr. & Mrs. M.

(For Lent, I've decided to write 40 posts about people I love / made me who I am / thankful to know / appreciate)

The reason why I call Skip "skip" is because he shares the same first name as his Father. I had met his father first, so he was "M." Having grown up in a family with multiple repeating names - I gave Skip the option of a nickname - he chose Skip.

M. and his wife N. were both coworkers at the place where I grew so close to Skip. I saw them day in and day out for many months and years. They have been married over twenty five years and still go out on "dates." Their marriage is another example that I remind myself when I doubt if it can still work in today's world.

I also give them credit for raising a good friend of mine. Not to mention, they are one of the greatest reasons why I think I may end up adopting a child.

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