As I look back into the archives of this Two Worlds blog, I find that I have written about Sonya on a number of occasions (often adding references to my son, Philips, into the discussion, as well).
These postings, written on her birthdays, and at other times, bear titles like: "It's Embarrassing," "New Year's Eve," "A Father's Day Hike," "Sonya," "Merry Christmas," "The Bucket List, "Marathon," and "You're Not The Boss Of Me."
As we say in politics, "this is just a partial list...."
These past postings have celebrated my daughter (comparable recognition for my son). I hope they both know, and will always remember, how proud I am of them, and how grateful I am to have been associated with them for now over forty years!
In a very real way, our children do come to rescue us, to rescue the world that their elders are inevitably forced to leave behind. I am so happy, and so lucky, to have had Sonya as a leading member of the Rescue Patrol.
(1) - Personal Photograph, Gary A. Patton
(2) - http://girlpowermarketing.com/lots-of-candles-plenty-of-cake/