May 5th NOT just Cinco de Mayo!
Today is an incredibly important day for Orthodox Christians. Today is Pascha! We shout Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! We sing:
Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
Pascha’s date changes every year. But there is one thing that I remember today and that date never changes. My daddy was born May 5th, 1936. If he had lived he would be 77 years old today. Miss you Daddy! May your memory be eternal!
Above, daddy was so young! I think he said he was 16 (yes, he lied about his age!) when he ran away to join the army. In the picture below he holds Turtlegirl when she was just a few weeks old. It is one of my most favorite pictures. We were all gathered at the hospital in August 1997 for Supergirl's first open heart surgery!