Armando’s Grandfather

I was fortunate to have met him. He was a smart, hardworking man who built a successful business and helped raise a family with drive and ambition.  He was funny and would always make me laugh once Armando translated to me what he had just said.  Yet, he also always made the effort to speak…

Name Change Confusion

Do you remember as a little girl, laughing and dreaming with your friends about what your name would sound like if you married your friend Bobby?  Or what about marrying that cute boy in Math class?  As girls we would giggle and cringe at some names we hope we didn’t end up with and practise…

OUR WEDDING DAY

The ocean breeze.  Crashing waves.  The butterflies of excitement. Violin music floating through the air. Engulfed in love, surrounded by family and friends. Tradition is present.  Two cultures combined. The squeezing of hands.  The stolen glances.  Words spoken from the heart. Mr. and Mrs.  Sealed with a kiss.  Bonded with a hug.  Now together as…

The Sweetest Liar

Armando is at it again…lying to me. When I do a grocery store run, Armando often yells out to me as I’m walking out the door, “Buy me a treat!”.  And when I come back, I always have something for him.  So the other day when Armando was leaving to pick up some things we…

The Little Box of Tampons

What gift screams, “I LOVE YOU!”? Is it diamonds?  Plane tickets to an exotic island?  A spa gift card? Nah….a guy truly loves you when he buys you tampons.  Yes, the dreaded T-word.  Most guys’ eyes pop out of their heads as they look at you in horror realizing that you had the audacity to…

Dude, Where’s My Car?

I used to think that I am with either the most forgetful man or the most lazy man on this planet.  I was just trying to figure out which and in the end, it was neither. The first time I heard him yell out in a panic, “I can’t find my keys!”  I jumped up,…